Full Review

Grove Winery

Grove Winery
2015 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Haw River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Sustainable Agriculture
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Grove Winery
2015 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Haw River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Brick red color. Fruity aromas of dried cherries, leather, root beer, and vanilla gelato with a satiny, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length peony petals, black pepper, and rhubarb finish with moderate oak flavor. A noble take on food-friendly sangiovese from South Carolina.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried cherries, leather, root beer, and vanilla gelato
Taste Flavor: peony petals, black pepper, and rhubarb
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese, Acorn Squash Soup, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A noble take on food-friendly sangiovese from South Carolina.

The Producer

Grove Winery & Vineyards

The Producer
7360 Brooks Bridge Rd
Gibsonville, NC 27249
USA
1 336-584-4060

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.