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Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $22.95 per bottle

Description: Our 2004 Sangiovese is estate grown, produced and bottled in Fallbrook California. This medium-bodied wine has aromas of fresh raspberries with a hint of vanilla and smoke from aging in American and Hungarian Oak cooperage for 14 months. Enjoy with roasts and red-sauced pasta dishes.

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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