Full Review

Ama Bene

Ama Bene
NV Sangiovese, Puglia IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .05%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11
Best Buy

Ama Bene
NV Sangiovese, Puglia IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .05%
Light garnet color. Aromas of tart red cherry, cranberry juice, ripe tomato bruschetta, and dried oregano with a satiny, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length cherry orange compote, fresh garden herb, and coriander finish with well-integrated, grippy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A straight forward and no frills solid example of Sangiovese; serve this by the glass and you will have many happy customers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: tart red cherry, cranberry juice, ripe tomato bruschetta, and dried oregano
Taste Flavor: cherry orange compote, fresh garden herb, and coriander
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A straight forward and no frills solid example of Sangiovese; serve this by the glass and you will have many happy customers.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

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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.