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Winemaker’s Roundtable: 5 Facts About… Sangiovese!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

This month, Temecula Valley is focusing on the popular Sangiovese grape.  Here’s five fun facts you can toss around at your next wine party!
1.    Sangiovese is an Italian winegrape variety whose name derives from the Latin sanguis Jovis, meaning “the blood of Jove”
2.    This grape is grown mostly in central Italy and is the most widely planted grape in the country.
3.    It is a main component of Chianti and “Super-Tuscan” – a red blend which usually includes Cabernet Savignon, Cab Franc, Merlot, and – yours truly – Sangiovese.
4.    This grape is highly adaptable to many different soils, but likes a warm climate – making it a perfect fit for Temecula Valley.
5.    Sangio’s high acidity, light body, and moderate alcohol level makes it a food-friendly wine.

Try Sangiovese at your local Temecula Valley wineries —

 

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