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Terra Viva

Terra Viva
2017 Sangiovese, Marche IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .6%
Organically Grown Grapes
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
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Terra Viva
2017 Sangiovese, Marche IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .6%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of berry butter on nut toast, palo santo, powdery anise cookie, and delicate purple blossoms with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long finish that presents overtones of nectarine, pear and apple relish and spiced blood oranges with soft tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A complex and nuanced sangiovese that dances to its own beat and will be exceptionally versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: berry butter on nut toast, Palo Santo, powdery anise cookie, and delicate purple blossoms
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of nectarine, pear and apple relish and spiced blood oranges
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Duck Breast With Cherry Reduction, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and nuanced sangiovese that dances to its own beat and will be exceptionally versatile.

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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.