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Sangiovese - Cucamonga Valley

Sangiovese Reserve - Cucamonga Valley Wine Details
Price: $14.99 per bottle

Description: 2004 Sangiovese is a most enjoyable, medium bodied red. Balanced berry fruit aromas and hints of soft spice. Flavorful with mild tannins, and a soft but lasting finish. Nice structure and ability to be paired with an array of foods including roasted and grilled meats. Serve at cellar temp. 62 to 70 degrees. Try with grilled salmon, roasted game hens and bbq ribs! 13.2% alc by vol. Limited production of 110 cases released March 2006.

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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