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Sangiovese 2002

Sangiovese 2002 Wine Details
Price: $15.95 per bottle

Description: This is our 4th Sangiovese release and we are having fun working with this variety. We have been tasting other producers wines, and have yet to figure out what exactly is typical for a Sangiovese. The grapes for this vintage were perfectly ripened and produced a very rich wine. We are proud to say this is truly a style of Sangiovese we feel is outstanding. You will note aromas of allspice, cinnamon and vanilla from the oak age coupled with rich, ripe fruit nuances of plums and dried apricots. Enjoy with baked rigatoni smothered in a rich red sauce topped with Parmesan cheese.

Varietal Definition
Sanguis Jovis, the Latin origin for the varietal name, literally means “blood of Jove.” Sangiovese is one of the oldest known varietals and it is likely that ancient Etruscan winemakers cultivated it, although the first literary reference to Sangiovese was in 1722. Sangiovese is probably indigenous to Tuscany, whose most famous wine is Chianti. Chianti is a blend that currently contains a minimum of 90% Sangiovese.Sangiovese thrives in hot dry climates. Because these climatic criteria generally enhance quantity, rather than quality, it takes careful cultivation and winemaking techniques to produce really excellent wine from this grape.


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