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90+ Cellars

90+ Cellars
2014 Riserva, Sangiovese, Chianti DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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90+ Cellars
2014 Riserva, Sangiovese, Chianti DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Fruity aromas and flavors of aromatic cherries, sweet pea blossom, ripe raspberries and blackberries, and spiced sun tea with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish with accents of rosemary, geranium, tobacco, and leather with chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A bright and fruity Chianti for new world wine drinkers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & New World
Aroma Aroma: aromatic cherries, sweet pea blossom, ripe raspberries and blackberries, and spiced sun tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of rosemary, geranium, tobacco, and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and fruity Chianti for new world wine drinkers.

The Producer

90+ Cellars - Latitude Beverage Co.

The Producer
20 Guest Street, Suite 105
Brighton, MA 02135
USA
1 857-576-6035

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.