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Il Signor Sangiovese

Il Signor Sangiovese Reserve Wine Details

Description: Our estate grown, 100%, Sangiovese is aged in Hungarian oak puncheons. Signor has yeast, leather, berry and coffee nose, with a round supple mouth feel with cherry, red fruits, coffee and toast notes on the palate, and a smooth lingering finish. In short, Signor Sangiovese is a trip to Tuscany in a bottle. "Signor" (see-nee-or, "the lord") is meant for enjoyment on its own as well as for complimenting a great meal. Try it with lamb chops, a good Bolognese, or a steak Florentine.

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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