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2001 Sangiovese

2001 Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: A 100% varietal California Chianti. Grown by Sutter Ridge Vineyards in Amador County. Delicate aromas and full bodied flavors - best served with meat and pasta dishes. A gold medal winner at the 2004 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.. Silver and Bronze Medals.

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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