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Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Italy’s most famous grape, grown on our estate has now given us this delicious wine that brings us closer to sunny Tuscany. Enjoy this medium-bodied, dark fruit flavored red wine with any rustic or tomato-based dish. Aged in French oak, to bring out its floral nuances of tart cherry and violets, it is a fitting accompaniment to your family’s dining experience.

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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