Sangiovese Reserve2015

21.99

Sangiovese Reserve

One of our more popular Reserves in red wine, Sangiovese’s great natural appeal is augmented in blending with up to 25 percent with one or more Bordeaux varietals, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. The wine’s inherent food-friendliness and generously forthcoming plum and luscious red berry fruit are thereby enriched to offer firm body and elegant texture in classic pairings with roasts, pastas, and grilled fish.

Year

2015

Cellar Life

5yrs

A single, light frost at the outset of the season inflicted minor crop losses, but thereafter a pattern stabilized as one of moderate rain, and daytime temperatures never approaching hot ranges. In the crucial last 6 weeks of the growing season, from early September to mid-October, we enjoyed a period of consistent high pressure, with clear blue sky, warm days and cool evenings which ultimately allowed us to harvest at optimal times. A signature of this vintage is that the reds bear a higher than average acidity, extravagantly assertive texture, fragrant aromatics, a gift of the cooler season.

Fermentation 5-10 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 5-8 days
Composition Sangiovese 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 16%, Petit Verdot 4%
Aging 8 months used French oak barriques
Analysis Alcohol, 13.0%
Residual Sugars, 0.0%
Total Acidity, 0.60%

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