Sangiovese Reserve2016

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

2016

Cellar Life

5yrs

Costly beginnings with a superb climax. A prematurely warm March induced bud break two weeks ahead of average, and then a series of frosty April nights robbed us of 40% of the crop. As the season progressed the vines suffered additional crop losses during a rainy June. Finally, from early August into late September, we enjoyed picking beautifully ripened fruit under clear and sunny skies. The whites showed beautiful aromatics and refreshing acidity, while the reds exhibited great depth of flavor and structure for aging. A stellar Octagon vintage.

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, 0.0%
Total Acidity, 0.60%

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