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Grapes type / Production area: Romagna Sangiovese Superiore DOP 100% / Romagna foothills, Emilia Romagna


Training System: spurred cordon


Vineyard orientation: south – south-east
Harvest: first ten days of October
Vinification: fermentation with soaking on the skins

Ageing: 24 months, first in large wooden casks and then in 225 litre oak barriques

Characteristics: intense red with violet highlights, fruity and intense bouquet, warm and soft taste

Alcohol Content: 13.50 Vol%

Serving suggest: excellent with roasts, barbecued and boiled meat, but also pasta/rice dishes with seasoned sauces

 

Sangiovese is one of the most common vines in Italy (it is grown over 11% of the total national wine-growing surface area). Sangiovese is grown from Romagna all the way down to Campania and is traditionally the most popular grape variety in Tuscany. It is found in hundreds of blends, including some of the most prestigious wines in Italy and world-wide. The details of the history and origin of Sangiovese are not known. The earliest certain information dates back to the 16th century only, when Giovan Vettorio Soderini mentions it in his treatise "La coltivazione delle viti" (The farming of grapevines) commenting that "Sangioveto is a remarkable vine due to its regular productivity." There are also different theories to explain the origin of its peculiar name. According to some, the name derives from "sangiovannese", or originating from the town of San Giovanni Valdarno, while others believe it is a dialect word for "san giovannina", an early grape variety germinating on St. John the Baptist day at the end of June, while for others the name means "blood of Jupiter" ("sanguegiovese"), referring to the fact that it was originally grown on Mount Jove near Santarcangelo di Romagna.

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