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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

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Regional Sangiovese

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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.