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Sierra Foothills Sangiovese

Sierra Foothills Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: Sangiovese is the main variety produced in Italy's Chianti region. This wine's earthy aromas give way to strawberries and cherries along with white pepper, dried thyme, curry spices, cedar and coffee. In the mouth, smooth tannins and a clean finish whet one's appetite. This Sangiovese serves as a great pre-dinner wine and transitions to support a meal ranging from scallops or grilled meats to dishes with red sauces like lasagna.

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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