Full Review

Gran Conti

Gran Conti
2020 Sangiovese del Rubicone

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Regional Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy

Gran Conti
2020 Sangiovese del Rubicone

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Regional Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of blistered cherries, sweet pickled beets, and marjoram with a supple, vibrant, dry medium body and an even, medium-length tangy raspberries and roasted vegetables finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rustic Sangiovese with big acid; a simple red to enliven any Italian meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Old World
Aroma Aroma: blistered cherries, sweet pickled beets, and marjoram
Taste Flavor: tangy raspberries and roasted vegetables
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rustic Sangiovese with big acid; a simple red to enliven any Italian meal.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

Their Portfolio

88 Altimo 2019 Red Blend, Dao 13% (Portugal) $12.00.
86 Astoria NV Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $14.00.
88 Bella Bolle 2020 Moscato d’Asti DOCG 5.5% (Italy) $8.00.
89 Bella Bolle NV Pink Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $8.00.
90 Bella Bolle NV Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $8.00.
88 Belposto 2018 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 13% (Italy) $12.00.
89 Belposto NV Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $14.00.
88 Bloom Jasmine & Rose Gin 40% (England) $34.99.
88 Cais Da Ribeira 2018 Reserva, Douro 13.5% (Portugal) $13.00.
87 Cais Da Ribeira 2019 Douro 13% (Portugal) $9.00.
89 Caiu A Noite 2020 Vinho Verde DOC 9.5% (Portugal) $10.00.
93 Champs de Provence 2017 Rose, Côtes de Provence 13% (France) $17.99.
90 Champs de Provence 2018 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13% (France) $19.99.
89 Gran Conti 2020 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC 12% (Italy) $10.00.
85 Gran Conti 2019 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 13% (Italy) $10.00.
88 Gran Conti 2020 Sangiovese del Rubicone 12% (Italy) $10.00.
BR Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin 37.5% (England) $17.99. - Bronze Medal
88 Greenall’s London Dry Gin 43% (England) $19.99.
86 Greyrock 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12.5% (New Zealand) $15.00.
92 KINKY® Vodka 40% (USA) $12.00.
90 Koru 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12.5% (New Zealand) $12.00.
89 Landshut 2017 Riesling, Mosel 9.5% (Germany) $5.49.
86 Le Grand Noir 2017 Rose, Pays d’Oc IGP 12.5% (France) $11.99.
87 Le Grand Noir 2018 Rosé, Pays d’Oc IGP 12.5% (France) $11.99.
87 Le Grand Noir NV Sparkling Brut Rosé, France 12% (France) $14.99.
87 Luccio NV Berry Moscato, Italy 6% (Italy) $11.00.
BR Luccio NV Peach Moscato, Italy 6% (Italy) $11.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Luccio NV Luscious Red, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $11.00.
88 Luccio 2019 Moscato d’Asti DOCG 5.5% (Italy) $11.00.
88 Overstone 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12.5% (New Zealand) $12.00.
86 Paluzzi 2017 Moscato d’Asti 5.5% (Italy) $7.50.
91 Risata NV Sparkling Rosé, Italy 11% (Italy) $16.99.
BR Risata NV Scarlet Semi-Sweet Red Blend, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Risata NV Raven Semi-Sweet Red Blend, Piedmont 5% (Italy) $14.00.
92 Risata 2019 Moscato d’Asti DOCG 5.5% (Italy) $14.00.
86 Risata NV Pink Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $14.00.
85 Risata NV Red Moscato Blend, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $14.00.
87 Risata NV Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $14.00.
BR San Zenone 2017 Bianco, Tre Venezie IGT 12.5% (Italy) $6.00. - Bronze Medal
87 San Zenone 2015 Toscana Rosso IGT 13.0% (Italy) $6.00.
86 Stella Mia 2019 Moscato d’Asti DOCG 5.5% (Italy) $10.00.
85 Stella Mia NV Pink Moscato, Italy 6% (Italy) $10.00.
86 Stella Mia 2019 Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $10.00.
86 The Whistler Double Oaked Irish Whiskey 40% (Ireland) $29.99.
89 Viola Rosa 2020 Moscato d’Asti DOCG 5.5% (Italy) $9.00.
86 Yes Way Rose 2017 Rosé, Mediteranee 12.5% (France) $13.99.
87 Yes Way Rose 2018 Rosé, IGP Mediterranee 12.5% (France) $12.99.
88 Yes Way Rose NV Sparkling Rosé, France 11.5% (France) $14.99.
88 Yes Way Rose Peach And Ginger Spritz 5% (Germany) $12.00.
89 Yes Way Rose Pink Lemonade Spritz 5% (Germany) $12.00.
88 Yes Way Rose 2019 Rosé, IGP Mediterranee 12.5% (France) $12.00.
BR Yes Way Rose NV Sparkling Brut Rosé, France 11.5% (France) $14.00. - Bronze Medal

Regional Sangiovese

Wine Glass Zinfandel.jpg
Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Sangiovese is the most widely planted red variety in Italy and while it is most famously associated with the region of Tuscany, it is a component in wines form several other regions. These include Marche, where Sangiovese is mandatory in two reds, Rosso Piceno and Rosso Conero, as well as Umbria, where Montefalco Rosso is produced primarily from Sangiovese, as is Torgiano Rubesco Riserva.

Sangiovese is also an important component in Emilia-Romanga reds called Sangiovese di Romagna. As with most versions of Sangiovese, these wines have moderate tannins, fresh cherry fruit and tart acidity. Pair them with pork, veal and pastas with marinara or bolognese sauces.