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Luna Sangiovese Riserva

Luna Sangiovese Riserva Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: Luna Vineyards is proud to present our 2003 Reserve Sangiovese, a result of Luna’s continuing quest to create Napa Valley wines of distinction. Our commitment to handcrafted quality begins with choice vineyard sites and meticulous fruit selection, and extends to the cellar, where we exercise attention and precision in every aspect of the winemaking process.

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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