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Sangiovese Vincent Forchelli Wines February 27, 2008
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Sangiovese, also known as Brunello or Sangiovese Grosso, is a vitis vinifera native to the Tuscany region of Italy. It is unfortunately one of the most under looked and underappreciated grape on most wine lists today. The name sanguis Jovis , “the Blood of Jove”, Jove in this reference refers to Roman mythology’s Jupiter. Jove is Italian for Jupiter who is ruled over Law and social order and was the patron deity of the Roman state. While Underappreciated Sangiovese is the main component in The Chianti blend, Tuscany’s most infamous wine. While not well known, it still holds main components that can be appreciated by wine coinsurers today. The History of Sangiovese begins in 16 th century where the fist known Sangiovese was made and tasted. According to recent data, DNA researcher Jose Vouillamoz of the Istituto Agrario di San Michele all ‘Adige suggests that Sangiovese’s ancestors are Ciliegiolo which can be found throughout Tuscany and Umbria and Calabrese Montenuovo which is from Calabria, Campania, these are also main components in the Chianti blend. In the 1980s Baron Ricasoli definably made Sangiovese the base wine of Chianti. Part of the reason why Sangiovese isn’t as popular as it is has part to do with the finiky-
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