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Sangiovese - Chalk Hill, Sonoma

Sangiovese - Chalk Hill, Sonoma Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: The grape is originally from Italy where it produces the great Brunello and Chianti.In North America it delivers a fruity wine that matures early .aged in American oak, this wine shows aromas of berry and plum, with delicious nutty undertones. The finish is medium but dry. Best enjoyed with spicy food, it pairs well with meat and chicken. It is the perfect combination with a roasted rack of lamb.

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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