This wine is a deep ruby red with garnet tinges that intensify with age. It is great accompaniment to red meat, game, heavy sauces and aged cheese. It goes well with red meat, game, heavy sauces, and aged cheeses.
Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes, this wine is medium ruby red with tinges of purple. Estate bottled at Castelnuovo dell'Abate, a hamlet in Montalcino, Italy. The vineyard has a South West exposure. After harvest, the wine undergoes temperature controlled fermentation for 15 to 18 days, is aged in 60 gallon oak casks for 24 to 36 months and finally the flavors are allowed to marry in bottle for 6 to 9 months before leaving the winery. It goes very well with red meat, game, heavy sauces and aged cheese.
(Available in .750 L).
Tuscany's winemaking industry counts on one of the most noble and ancient traditions that predates the universally known Chianti wine that often springs to mind when this region is discussed. Long before the first Etruscans made their appearance, wild vines grew in abundance all over the sunny rolling hills of Tuscany.
The Etruscans are believed to have domesticated and bred the forbearers of such grapes as the Sangiovese and the Lambrusco from those early feral grapes. No matter where or how the first vines originated, grapes and the much sought after wines they were made into have been celebrated in local literature throughout all historic times of the region, and even farther back to the paintings and pottery decorations of those original ancient Etruscans.