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Estate Sangiovese

Estate Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $29.00 per bottle

Description: Reflecting our family’s Italian heritage, Salvestrin produces a small quantity of estate-grown Sangiovese, the noble grape of Italy’s Tuscany region. Our 2003 bottling is a beautiful, layered wine with enticing aromas of cranberry, dried red fruits, and sweet spices. On the palate, it is full and supple, with abundant fruit flavors of ripe cherry, raspberry, a touch of pepperiness, and a long, fruit-filled finish with lingering flavors of ripe currants.

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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