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Torrea del Sale

Torrea del Sale
2015 Sangiovese, Puglia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: .4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Torrea del Sale
2015 Sangiovese, Puglia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: .4%
Nearly opaque violet color. Fruity, roasted aromas and flavors of chestnut brittle, roasted berries, creme brulee crust, and tar and earth with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of marinated root vegetables, reduced lemon and pomegranate, and nuts with well-integrated, chewy tannins and no oak flavor. A juicy, lightly smoky red that will pair nicely with grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chestnut brittle, roasted berries, creme brulee crust, and tar and earth
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of marinated root vegetables, reduced lemon and pomegranate, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled NY Strip Steak, Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, lightly smoky red that will pair nicely with grilled meats.

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.