Sangiovese Reserve2018

25.00

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

2018

Cellar Life

5yrs

2018 will be remembered by all Virginia growers as one of the most challenging, characterized by a mild spring with early and very fruitful bud break, followed by well above average rainfall in June and July which required extensive leaf pulling and mowing. In our district we experienced a warm and fairly dry August which allowed some good to very good ripening in whites and certain red varietals, including our Sangiovese.

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, 12.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.1%
Total Acidity, 0.54

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