AWARD WINNER-2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold Medal
93% Sangiovese, 7% Merlot
18 Months in French oak barrels
Perfumed aromas of dried flowers, red plum, sweet exotic spices and wild berry flavors framed by supple, toasty oak. The wine shows excellent balance between acidity and ripe cranberry/pomegranate flavors with a supple, polished perception on the palate, and finishes with fine, textured tannins.
Gold Medal - 2014 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition
Sangiovese is principally estate grown from the vineyards surrounding the Castello
Sangiovese is an historic red wine grape variety originating in Northern Italy where it is recognized as the superior variety in Tuscany and elsewhere. It often forms part of a blend to create harmonious, focused food wines. Sangiovese is becoming increasingly popular as a red wine grape and some winemakers use Sangiovese to make rosé wines. The wine was created principally from grapes harvested from the vineyards surrounding the "Castello."
Food Pairing Notes
It pairs quite well with fish in a rich sauce, grilled meats and vegetables in garlic and olive oil, pastas with mild sausage and antipasti with flavorful cheeses.