TASTING NOTES: Our Sangiovese is fruity and naturally acidic with nuances of ripe cherry, blackberry, and minerals. Ruby red color, medium body and balanced tannins make this robust Tuscan wine an ideal companion to meat, lamb, and tomato based dishes.
Serve at room temperature.
THE GRAPE: Sangiovese is the most planted varietal in Italy (>11%) and in Tuscany but can also be found in many other regions in Italy. Its origin is thought to be from the Etruscan era (before the Roman Empire). Sangiovese is the main composition of many wines, some of which are well known, such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Sangiovese di Romagna , and many others. Wines made from Sangiovese tend to exhibit the grape's naturally high acidity as well as moderate to high tannin content and lighter color. Blending can have a pronounced effect on changing the flavor profile and character of the wine.
VINTNER'S NOTE: Our Sangiovese goes through primary fermentation in Italy and is then shipped in winter months to our New Jersey winery. At HVV, the wine goes through secondary (AKA malolactic) fermentation and is then aged and refined in French oak casks for a minimum of 8 months.
BLEND: 90% SANGIOVESE 10% Montepulciano
VINEYARD LOCATION: Tuscany and Puglia, Italy
YEARLY PRODUCTION: 300-350 cases