Passport to the World of Wine – Sangiovese

Our next Passport to the World of Wine tasting will feature Sangiovese (san-jo-vay-zay) from five distinct growing regions in California and Italy.  This varietal is native to Italy and is most famous as the main component of Tuscany’s famed Chianti blend.  It is also notably used in varietal wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino as well as modern Super Tuscan wines.  In Italy, Sangiovese is the most widely planted red grape variety and is adaptable to many different types of vineyard soils. 

Californian Sangiovese tends to be more fruit driven than its Tuscan counterpart, but bright cherry tends to be a common string that links the wines together.  Its naturally high acidity and moderate tannins make it a very food friendly wine. 

Here is a list of the five wines that will be poured:

’05 Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano Elisabetta Geppetti, Tuscany, Italy

’07 Canalicchio di Sopra Rossa di Montalcino Azienda, Agricola, Italy

’06 Seguesio Vineyard Sangiovese Sonoma County

’06 Bonny Doon Vineyard, Ca’ del Solo Sangiovese San Benito

’05 Santa Barbara Winery Sangiovese Santa Ynez Valley

Passport to the World of Wine, Sangiovese

Wednesday, June 3, 6-8pm

25.00 per person

Food pairings with each wine

Joanie Hudson, Assistant Tasting Room Manager, Santa Barbara Winery

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