Sangiovese Reserve2017

24.99

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

2017

Cellar Life

5yrs

2017, the 20th harvest under viticulturist Fernando Franco, rewarded us with a beautiful crop. The season started with an early bud-break followed by ideal gentle Spring rains, which supported a good bloom for the clusters. The early Summer was warm, although never becoming hot, and the grapes ripened with good speed. We started harvesting in perfect conditions with Moscato on August 8th, and finished on October 8th with Cabernet Sauvignon. All varietals showed great character, making this harvest reminiscent in style to 2007 and 2014, among the best we have experienced.

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%
Residual Sugars, 0.1%
Total Acidity, 0.56

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