Sangiovese Superiore "Gianciotto", Tenuta Saiano
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Sangiovese Superiore "Gianciotto", Tenuta Saiano - 2016

Item # 42622 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Tenuta Saiano is taking Romagna Sangiovese to a different level. The elegance of this grape can fully be appreciated as the vineyards are planted at 400 meters above sea level. The coolness this allows show precisely in freshness of the fruit. The color of the wine is crystalline and ruby all at once. The ethos of Tenuta Saiano starts wtih an elderly gentleman, Manlio Maggiore, who has created a true farm alongside orchards, animals and some delectable regional grapes that are unique to the region.

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Staff Pick Notes

Emilia-Romagna is home to the bulk of Italy's food production. Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Balsamico di Modena. It's the gastronomic heart of the country, and they make great wines. Sparkling Lambrusco is well-known but we don't see much Romagna Sangiovese state side. What distinguishes this Sangiovese from better known wines from Tuscany—Chianti for example—is its level of concentration. Comparatively it's a sturdier, more generous wine. The "Gianciotto" from Tenuta Saiano is made from vines grown in the hills near Rimini in calcareous, chalky soil. It has a bouquet of dried herbs, plums, rose petals, and gravel. Sumptuous cherry preserves with licorice and tobacco leaves are all on the palate. Dusty tannins. It's just layered with sepia tones. An elegant food wine all around.

- TD

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Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent...

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