Sangiovese

Tuscany's famous grape means the "blood of Jove" and is best known as the only component of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino and the main component of the blend Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano. It is known for fresh fruity flavors of strawberry and a little spiciness, but it readily takes on oaky, even tarry, flavors when aged in barrels. While not as aromatic as other red wine varieties such as Pinot noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, Sangiovese often has a flavor profile of sour red cherries with earthy aromas and tea leaf notes. Wines made from Sangiovese usually have medium-plus tannins and high acidity, making them ideal for pairing with foods.

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  • Biondi-Santi-Braccale-igt-Maremma

    Biondi Santi Braccale igt Maremma 2017

    A great food-friendly Tuscan red made from Sangiovese and softened with the addition of 20% Merlot. Ten months in oak adds some spicy complexity. This wine opens with a unique blackberry like bouquet with scents of licorice blended in. On the palate, it’s is medium bodied, smooth and soft, with juicy black current flavors nicely integrated tobacco and cedar. The finish is quite dry with noticeable tannins that are nicely extended. Drink now and over the next 4 years.

    $29.95
  • Biondi-Santi-JeT-Rosé

    Biondi Santi JeT Rosé 2020

    This is the second vintage of Rosato from the Biondi Santi estate in Maremma, Tuscany. It is a collaboration between Jacopo and his son Tancredi, hence the J & T in the name. While fresh and fruity on the nose, this is a serious wine, with considerable power and body. It is representative of the new style of Rosé coming out of Europe which can be enjoyed young, but which have the capacity to age for the medium term.

    $29.95
  • Castello-di-Verrazzano-Chianti-Classico-375ml

    Castello di Verrazzano Chianti Classico 375 mL 2017

    Red ruby colour with purplish reflexes in its youth. Intense scent, rich in fruity aromas as cherry and blackberry, well mixed with flower notes of red rose. Well balanced, slightly savoury, with oak hints.

    $21.95
  • Colognole Chianti Rufina 2016

    Colognole is based in the small Chianti Rufina region, which accounts for just 3% of total Chianti production. Rufina is known for possessing the highest elevation vineyards in Chianti which explains why it is slightly cooler than Classico. The wines are also known to be very age-worthy.

    $21.50
  • Colognole-Riserva-Del-Don-Chianti-Rufina

    Colognole Riserva Del Don Chianti Rufina 2015

    The name Riserva del Don was chosen to reflect that this wine is produced using the best quality Sangiovese grapes from the estate. In Southern Italy, from whence the family originated, tradition held that the “Don” (property owner) was to be gifted a small, but premium part of each vintage.

    $33.25
  • Tenuta-Ponte-alle-Ruote-Chianti-Colli-Senesi

    Tenuta Ponte alle Ruote Chianti Colli Senesi 2018

    In the shadow of the famous Towers of San Gimignano, Tuscan estate Le Rote makes a wonderfully charismatic Chianti Colli Senesi from 100% Sangiovese. It has rich, chewy dark fruit, ripe tannins, yet finishes very dry and clean. Remarkably, this wine was aged a full 1.5 years before release, a very rare and determined decision for a non-riserva Chianti — and the results show in the bottle. Smooth, black-cherry and sweet tobacco linger on a faint, pleasant finish that is touched off by just the right hint of oak. Lovely.

    $19.95

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