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Torrea del Sale

Torrea del Sale
2014 Sangiovese, Puglia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
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Torrea del Sale
2014 Sangiovese, Puglia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Ruby color. Aromas of black raspberry, currant, vanilla, and black pepper with a soft, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long black cherry, plum, blackberry, and leather finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. This deep violet red manages to balance decadent amounts of dark fruit with just enough tannins, acidity and spice to keep everything in check and have you coming back for more and more and more.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: black raspberry, currant, vanilla, and black pepper
Taste Flavor: black cherry, plum, blackberry, and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Vindaloo, Italian Beef, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This deep violet red manages to balance decadent amounts of dark fruit with just enough tannins, acidity and spice to keep everything in check and have you coming back for more and more and more.
The Producer

Alma Wines

The Producer
2100 Salzedo Street, Suite 303
Miami, FL 33134
USA
1 305-3350667
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.