Duca Bortini Sangiovese Terre Siciliane


Sangiovese is as hard to grow as Pinot Noir. That may explain why its name is derived from the Latin sanguis Jovis, or 'the blood of Jove'. Like Pinot, it is a thin-skinned grape that ripens slowly, but the reward is a stunning aroma, texture and acidity . This wine from Sicily is ruby red, with aromas of violets, sour cherries and plums. On the palate, the wine is soft and round, with berry fruit flavors. The bright acidity in Sangiovese helps it go well with dishes which also include some acidity. This acidity is one reason that it pairs so well with tomato sauce, Lasagna, bell peppers or simple meat dishes like roast beef. It is also the reason it is the primary grape used in Chianti. Suggested cheese pairing: Aged Gouda and Cheddar, aged Manchego or Pecorino
Price: $19.99