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Bocelli

Bocelli
2014 Sangiovese, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .15%
Sustainable Farming
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17
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Bocelli
2014 Sangiovese, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .15%
Dull dark garnet color. Interesting, fruity, savory aromas and flavors of dried cherries and berries sprinkled with cocoa, floral honey roasted chestnuts, and beef and mushroom consommé with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with overtones of caramelized orange and pear, delicate spices, and vanilla cream with light oak flavor. A spicy, savory sangiovese that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried cherries and berries sprinkled with cocoa, floral honey roasted chestnuts, and beef and mushroom consommé
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of caramelized orange and pear, delicate spices, and vanilla cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Grilled Skirt Steak With Roquefort, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, savory sangiovese that will shine at the table.

The Importer

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Seattle, WA 98116
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Sangiovese

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Sangiovese is Italy's most widely planted grape, found in several regions including Umbria, Abruzzo and Marche, but its spiritual home is Tuscany. Several famous wines made from Sangiovese are produced in Tuscany, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.

A wine made from Sangiovese has appealing red cherry fruit, tart acidity and medium-weight tannins. There are few red wines more pleasant that a young Chianti with its delicious cherry fruit and earthy finish. While s simple Chianti is made for enjoyment from two to five years of age, a wine such as Brunello di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese, is at the other end of the extreme, as it is a wine that often ages for two decades or more.

Sangiovese is also grown with some success in California as well as Australia. Pair wines made from Sangiovese with lighter red meats, duck, poultry and pastas with marinara or Bolognese sauce.