Very Few Wines are as Purely Italian as Sangiovese.
This grape varietal is extremely uncommon outside of Italy, thriving only in specific locations in Argentina, Corsica, and the United States. The Italians are aware of this inherent advantage, and so this grape is among the highest planted varietals in the country.
Part of what makes Sangiovese so special is that the wine will differ in flavor based on where it was produced. In a way, sampling this wine is sampling a country, along with all its culture and traditions. Every winemaker worth their salt works to preserve the old ways, without excessive bottling manipulation and similar negative practices. The taste that is preserved through the old-fashioned method is simply divine. It’s hard to put into words how it feels to try a good-vintage Sangiovese (try 2004 if you’re impatient to taste this glorious drink, and 2010 if you’re willing to let it mature and build character). Everything comes together perfectly, in a way that might surprise some inexperienced wine enthusiasts. The flavors include lush and succulent strawberries and cherries, spicy oregano, and a sensual helping of dried rose. Depending on where it was made, you can encounter a whole host of other flavors, making it something of an adventure whenever you open a new bottle.
Some of the most notable brands associated with the Sangiovese grape varietal include Pertimalli, San Filippo, Casanova di Neri and Siro Pacenti and many more. All of them are worth trying at least once, and your collection will look stronger than ever once you own some of them.
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2015 Stella di Campalto Rosso di Montalcino - 750 ml93VMAvailability: In StockVery pale red. Delicately spicy and herbal nuances complement red cherry and berries on the perfumed floral nose. Then similarly impressive in the mouth, with sneaky concentration and depth to the redcurrant, strawberry and floral flavors. ..." Learn More- 750 ml$95.00
2017 Salvioni Rosso di Montalcino - 750 ml93WEAvailability: In StockFull bodied, smooth and savory, this youthful fragrant red opens with inviting aromas of black-skinned berry, rose, new leather and a whiff of camphor. The juicy delicious palate doles out fleshy Marasca cherry, raspberry compote and baking..." Learn More- 750 ml$47.99
2018 La Gerla Poggio Gli Angeli Sangiovese - 750 ml91VMAvailability: In StockThe 2018 La Gerla Poggio gli Angeli Sangiovese shows depths of black cherry and spicy cedar, sweeter than the 2017 that stands next to it, with haunting dark florals that pull me closer to the glass. On the palate, silky textures give way t..." Learn More- 750 ml$14.95
2018 Le Chiuse Rosso di Montalcino - 750 ml92VMAvailability: In StockThe 2018 Rosso di Montalcino from Le Chiuse di Sotto takes Rosso to a whole new level, with a bouquet that pulls you closer to the glass. This is showing mineral-infused black cherry, with moist earth tones, fall leaves, green stems, and hi..." Learn More- 750 ml$32.99