Full Review

Le Vigne

Le Vigne
2016 Di Acquarello, Sangiovese, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9% RS: <1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$37

Le Vigne
2016 Di Acquarello, Sangiovese, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9% RS: <1%
Dusty garnet color. Inviting, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate fondue with berries and candied orange peels, mocha nuts, dulce du leche gelato, and charred shishito pepper with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish manifesting notes of creme brulee and toffee with well-integrated, soft tannins and light oak flavor. A wonderfully flavorful and smooth Sangiovese with great creamy oak to support the fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate fondue with berries and candied orange peels, mocha nuts, dulce du leche gelato, and charred shishito pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of creme brulee and toffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Gnocchi Bolognese, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully flavorful and smooth Sangiovese with great creamy oak to support the fruit.

The Producer

Le Vigne Winery

The Producer
5115 Buena Vista Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-227-4000

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.