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Terra Viva

Terra Viva
2016 Sangiovese, Marche IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .6%
Organically Grown Grapes
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Terra Viva
2016 Sangiovese, Marche IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .6%
Dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas of crushed ripe raspberry and kiss of vanilla with a round, lively, fruity medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length leather wallet, iron-rich soil, raspberry leaf, allspice, and peach tea finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A lip-smacking, fruit-forward, juicy sangiovese that will be excellent on its own or with food.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: crushed ripe raspberry and kiss of vanilla
Taste Flavor: leather wallet, iron-rich soil, raspberry leaf, allspice, and peach tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Lamb Curry, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lip-smacking, fruit-forward, juicy sangiovese that will be excellent on its own or with food.

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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.