Weekly Wine tasting ! February 17th-18th
This week we will be featuring one of the most prized in Italy: Sangiovese (otherwise known as the "Blood of Jove")!
Sangiovese is the principle grape in traditional Chianti blends, and the only grape allowed in the prestigious "Brunello di Montalcino". It is grown in many areas of Tuscany, and is often featured in "Super Tuscan" wines as well.
Why? Well for starters, this high acid/ high tannin grape expresses terroir wonderfully, easily adapting to different environments. It can be floral with dried rose pedals, it can throw herbal qualities like thyme. Fruit characteristics can be cherry, plum, strawberry or figs. In lots of ways, it is a perfect food wine, blending savory components with fruit, shaped by a very strong structure.
So today and Saturday, come down and try these 4 Sangiovese based wines and see for yourself! 2 Chianti Classico, 1 Chianti Classico Reserva, and a 'Super Tuscan' blend featuring Sangiovese and Montepulciano !