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Cantina Braschi

Cantina Braschi
2015 Il Costone Superiore , Sangiovese, Romagna

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Cantina Braschi
2015 Il Costone Superiore , Sangiovese, Romagna

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
Ruby black color. Interesting aromas of sandalwood, cherry incense, grape candy, and prune with a lightly tannic, crisp, dryish medium body and a relaxed clove studded orange peel, marinated grape leaf, ink, and leather and cigar box finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A drying, steak-friendly sangiovese.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sandalwood, cherry incense, grape candy, and prune
Taste Flavor: clove studded orange peel, marinated grape leaf, ink, and leather and cigar box
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Steak & Potatoes, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A drying, steak-friendly sangiovese.

The Producer

Enoica Srl

The Producer
Via Roma, 37
Mercato saraceno, Emilia Romagna 47025
Italy
39 -3288132869

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.