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Terra Viva

Terra Viva
2015 Sangiovese, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .7%
Certified Organic-Organically Grown Grapes
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Terra Viva
2015 Sangiovese, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .7%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of pomegranate, chocolate nuts, and green peppercorns with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length finish imparting suggestions of dried sour cherries, clementine, nuts, and dusty earth with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bright, juicy sangiovese with food friendly earthy tannins.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: pomegranate, chocolate nuts, and green peppercorns
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of dried sour cherries, clementine, nuts, and dusty earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Lamb Curry, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, juicy sangiovese with food friendly earthy tannins.

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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.