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Seghesio Family Vineyards

2012 Sangiovese Image
2012 Sangiovese

Edoardo Seghesio first worked with Sangiovese in the late 1800s during his tenure as winemaker at Italian Swiss Colony. In 1910, he planted a Chianti field blend surrounding the railroad station in what was then Chianti, Calif. Those Sangiovese plantings on our Home Ranch are the oldest in America and provided the rich source of four unique clones for our subsequent plantings of the varietal. This wine is 100% Sangiovese from our Estate Home Ranch and Rattlesnake Hill in Alexander Valley.

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SKU: SFSVAV12B
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Concentrated red fruit of raspberries and cherries with notes of anise. Cool entry with nice acidity leads to rich mid-palate. Lingering finish intermingles fruit and Sangiovese’s dusty tannins. Nice typicity captures the essence of Sangiovese.
Food Pairing Notes
Red or mushroom-based sauces, pasta, roast lamb, hard cheeses.

ALEXANDER VALLEY

Long, warm days aided by the absence of marine influence marks this site. The soils are composed of clay and clay loam with underlying layers of basalt, sandstone and serpentine rock. Vines are challenged by the low nutrient level of the clay and the shallow topsoil, which both force them to produce more concentrated fruit.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Sangiovese
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rattlesnake Hill
Harvest Date
September, 2012
Aging
Barrel aged for 15 months in 100% French oak (20% new).
Fermentation
Fermented in small (6 ton) open-top, stainless steel tanks and punched down by hand. Maceration time varied from 8 to 12 days.
Alcohol %
14.8

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