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MOSBY Sangiovese

MOSBY Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 Mosby Sangiovese is a classic example of Sangiovese, deeply colored and highly extracted. The brooding aromas of leather, smoke and bacon are softened by ripe loganberry and blueberry fruit in the mouth. The wine finishes with subtle oak, soft tannins and integrated acidity. The grapes were picked from the Vigna della Casa Vecchia (Vineyard of the Old House), which surrounds the historic adobe near the winery. The wine was aged in older French oak barrels, which allows the varietal character of the Sangiovese grape to fully express itself. Enjoy this wine with the same foods you would choose to pair with a fine Chianti. Pastas in tomato sauces, veal dishes, beef or game birds.

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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