Category Archives: Sangiovese

2017 Due Mari Sangiovese I.G.T., Puglia, Italy. 12.5% ABV.

Through a Groupon deal, I paid $54 for a 15-bottle case of red wines from Wine Insiders, plus shipping ($29.95). At an average of $5.60 per bottle including shipping, I expected some “weeknight wines” among the mix, but I didn’t expect … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED: Carpineto Dogajolo Toscano, 2011 Rosé of Sangiovese. 12.5%. Available for as little as $9.95.

Pale-pink to mid-pink. Aromatic (green apple, florals). Refreshing still wine, quite dry, stone and mineral. The label is absolutely gorgeous! LABEL: Produced from Sangiovese grapes grown on our historic dry-farmed Tuscan estates. The taste is elegant and fruity with a … Continue reading

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INTERESTING. Cantine di Ora, 2010 Dry Red Wine, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Italy. 12.5%. $11.99.

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo is a varietal. In Italy, up to 10% of Sangiovese is allowed to be added to the [weighted] blend, hence its designation as “Dry Red Wine.” We obtained this one as a result of a Groupon deal from … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED: 2008 [Banfi] Centine, Toscana (Tuscany), Italy. Red blend of Sangiovese (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Merlot (20%). $10.99; available for as little as $8.69. 13.5% ABV.

The color: a clear, deep garnet. The aroma was fragrant throughout, and it kept changing subtly as it opened up. It had a backdrop of dark berries, of course, laced with cherry as well as whiffs of licorice, cinnamon, and … Continue reading

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