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Governo All'Uso Sangiovese, Vignaioli Morellino Scansano
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Governo All'Uso Sangiovese, Vignaioli Morellino Scansano - 2017

Item # 34284 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

A vibrant, rich style of Sangiovese made using the governo technique - a process by which partially dried grapes are added to the must rendering a richer wine. Concentrated with dark cherries, blueberries, leather and fine minerals. Pair with hearty stews or meats.

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Staff Pick Notes

Winemaking is easily romanticized, but owning a vineyard and vinifying, then selling wine is hard work! This wine is made by a co-op, a group of small vineyard owners who pool the bounty of their resources together to make wines under a single label. Sometimes these wines are shunned by wine snobs, but the sum of this particular wine is greater than any of its parts. In fact, it’s one of my favorite go-to choices for a red under $20. This wine loosely falls within the super Tuscan category, a term coined in the 1970s by producers making superior wines, but ones that fell outside of local appellation rules for various reasons. The term separated their wines from lowly vino di tavola. Guverno all’Uso contains 15% Merlot, which softens the leathery edges of Sangiovese and adds plush texture to the finish. I LOVE IT! I hope you will too.


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