Sangiovese Wine Information
- Sangiovese is a red wine grape that can be grown in
a variety of California climates.
- Sangiovese is the grape used in the great
Chianti wines of Italy. It is abundantly grown in Italy’s
Tuscany and Umbria regions.
- Sangiovese can be a light
wine or a heavy wine. The style depends
on where the grape is grown and how the wine is made.
- Sangiovese aromas and flavors are raspberry, strawberry,
and sometimes spice.
Sangiovese wines of California are slightly acidic, with
little or no tannins and thus a very food-friendly wine.
Some examples of foods that pair well with Sangiovese: Grilled
zucchini slices coated with extra virgin oil; bruschetta,
carpaccio, pastas with tomato sauce, and wild boar meat.
Sangiovese is produced by several wineries in California. Here
are a few of our favorites.
Santa Cruz Mountains
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