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Sangiovese Wine Details

Description: Our first production from this Italian (Tuscan/Chianti) grape is nearly ready for release. We are VERY pleased and excited about the quality of this wine, as verified in an independent, blind tasting and by two outside "experts." What makes this wine exciting are its wonderful, fresh fruit aromas and taste. This wine is much more serious and complex than most Italian and California productions. Come taste and you will understand our excitement!!

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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