Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Cosentino Sangiovese

Cosentino Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Blended in the style of the "Super Tuscan" wines it starts with 92% Sangiovese which is complemented by equal parts (2%) of Petite Sirah, Early Burgundy, Merlot and Alicante. Spicy, exotic red and black fruit with hints of clove in the nose. A round, rich and balanced wine that evolves into an intense mixed berry sensation with ripe tannins in the center. A white pepper note finishes this richly textured wine.

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.


Back to Cosentino Winery information