Sangiovese Grosso clone, and the Brunello clone etymology date back as far as the 16th century. The Sangiovese grape has a thicker skin which gives the wine more balance and structure. Yet, the fruit stands forward both in the nose and on the palate. The tannins are quite marked. This wine has a bouquet of dark cherry and licorice root with overtones of raspberry and cherry … Its longevity will defy most Sangioveses.
Food Pairings: Hearty dishes; cheese, grilled meats, game, veal
Region: Shenandoah Valley AVA, Amador County-Sierra Foothills
Aged 24 months in French Oak Barrels