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Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $23.00 per bottle

Description: As we continue to improve our relationships with our Washington growers, we have been able to add new varieties of grapes. In 2003 we were fortunate to get 1 ton of Sangiovese grapes from one of the best blocks grown by Kestrel Vineyards in the Yakima Valley near Prosser, Washington.

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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