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McPherson Sangiovese

McPherson Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Sangiovese is a classic grape of the Tuscany region and makes Italy’s finest Chianti and Brunello wines. My father was the first to discover that it is a perfect grape for the Texas High Plains and planted it in 1996. McPherson Sangiovese is soft and mellow with bright flavors and aromas of cherry, plum and spice. It is often described as, "Old World" in style by wine experts.

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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