Barnard Griffin's Rose of Sangiovese
was rated Best of the Best Roses by the San Francisco Chronicle's 2014 Wine Competition via their Sweepstake Award and a Double Gold.
It may be a little unfair to suggest Zalze panders to international tastes but their malbec and sangiovese
reds, on sale in the Co-op, are the first Zalze South African wines I've tasted from these venerable European varieties.
Here, Janiak offers a spot-on pairing for Sangiovese
Speaking of grapes, the main red grape, as before, is Sangiovese
, with a minimum of 80%.
A growing number of vineyard holdings and a rigorous microvinification regime, where fermentation and barrel maturation are carried out on a lot-by-lot basis, underscore Querciabella's aim to zero in on the best local terroirs in a revolutionary way by becoming the first producer to bottle single-vineyard crus of pure Sangiovese
from multiple sub-zones of Chianti Classico.
Saturday will be offerings from Eugene Wine Cellars, including 2011 b Pinot Noir, Recess Red Blend (Sangiovese
and Merlot) and Recess White Blend (Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Melon) and Fractal Cellars in Eugene with 2011 Pinot Gris, 2010 Pinot Noir and the release of the 2010 Sangiovese
The Co-operative has a couple of ripe Italian reds on offer both featuring the cherry-scented sangiovese
The Romio Chardonnay Grillo Sicilia IGT and the Sangiovese
di Romagna DOC Superiore (rsp: [pounds sterling] 6.
by Aveniu Brands, have released several new vintages, the most recent of which are its Chianti Classic DOCG 2008 ($13 suggested retail), made from 85% sangiovese
and 15% merlot, with soft tannins and flavors and cherry and wild berries; its Sasso Al Poggio IGT Toscana 2007 ($25), a supertuscan made from 60% sangiovese
, 20% cabernet sauvignon and 20% merlot, a deep, lush, complex wine with luscious fruit and a long finish; Valiano Chianti Classico DOCG 2007 ($22), made from 100% sangiovese
, and featuring aromas and flavors of blackberry and dark cherry; and Valiano Poggio Teo Single Vineyard Chianti Classico DOCG 2006 ($27), also 100% sangiovese
, a lush wine featuring plum, cherry, toasty oak, raspberry and spice.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is named after the town from which it originates and is made mainly from the Prugnolo Gentile grape - a local clone of sangiovese
A nation of vines, Italy's home to the noble sangiovese
grape, famous names like soave and valpolicella, plus international favourites like chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.
The region is most famous for its hearty reds made from native Sangiovese
and Sagrantino grapes and classic whites such as the noted Orvieto.