Notes of clove, leather, black plum and white pepper. This wine is medium-bodied, garnet red, smooth, easy drinking, balanced structure. Lingering finish.
This Sangiovese is a blend of our two oldest estate blocks. This was an abundant year for fruit and we were able to drop more fruit later in the growing season than usual in the Sangiovese blocks letting the vines put their final effort in just the grapes we left on the vine. This lead to a juice that had a beautiful balance of tannin and ripeness that made our picking decision easy.
Sangiovese is a light red wine and we want to preserve its beautiful delicate cherry and spice notes. After about 9 months in oak barrels We chose to bottle this wine at its peak and then let it soften and bloom in the bottle for another year.
"This age-worthy example of the famous grape of Tuscany begins with leather and spice nuances common to the noble variety with bramble berry and cherry cola notes to round out the complex aromatic presence. The tannins on the palate give the impression of cranberry, and with the addition of ample holiday spice, brings memories of the Thanksgiving table. While the wine is rich and elegant right now, this vintage of Sangiovese will age gracefully for many years to come thanks to the incredible structure of this wine." - WINEMAKER DON CRANK III
Food Pairing Notes
Sangiovese is an Italian classic: think Pizza + Pasta. Perfect red for a hot summer day. Also goes well with BBQ chicken or pulled pork sandwiches to balance the smokiness of the wine.
Sangiovese is the classic grape of the Chianti region in Tuscany, best known for providing the backbone for many Italian wines- from Chianti to the Super Tuscan blend.
It is the most widely planted red grape in Italy.