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Sangiovese Red Willow Vineyard

Sangiovese Red Willow Vineyard Wine Details

Description: Bright, medium ruby red. Fresh, ripe red cherry fruit with a touch of spice. Youthful and lively flavors with a good underlying acidity, which should provide a delightful accompaniment to chicken, turkey and grilled salmon.

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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