About This Wine
Is there a more versatile red wine variety than Italy’s Sangiovese?
In California, a pretty good case could be made for the versatility of Zinfandel, which is used to make a dry red wine, a sweet dessert wine and a sweet blush wine. Some vintners even use it to craft a Port-style bottling.
You won’t find Sangiovese used for sweet wines, but the number of styles that Italy’s vintners embrace with the variety is impressive. Officially recognized and approved in more than 50 regions of the country, it’s used to make the simple red table wines of Chianti, more expressive wines known as Brunello, and the coveted “Super Tuscan” blends.
And then there’s the Sangiovese del Rubicone from Reale Vitae. If ever there were a perfect pizza wine, this is it. Made in a light and soft style, it offers yet another way for food and wine lovers to enjoy a most versatile variety.
Medium to full, dry, light spiced wine that ages well. Core of many great Italian wines including Brunnedllo di Montalcino, a rare, costly Tuscan red wine loaded with luscious fruits and chewy tannins.
- Grape Composition:100% Sangiovese
- Grape Source:Italy’s Rubicone IGT
- Aromas & Flavors:Violets, Strawberry and Black Currant
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestiontomato and mozzarella pizza.