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Sangiovese "Il Fiasco"

Sangiovese "Il Fiasco" Wine Details

Description: Very dark, deep, essentially shocking violet color. In the nose: first aromas of mora, prugna and ciliegio, sorry, that would be blackberry, prune and cherry, but if one looks a little deeper, one might detect suggestions of peach, dusky rose and licorice.The mouth: essentially a mouth full of wild berries. Extremely soft tannins, unexpected in virtue of the great intensity and concentration of this wine. Excellent acidity, with an extremely long finish.

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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