La Carraia Sangiovese Umbria 2011

Sangiovese from Italy

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Item No. 126882
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby-red in color, aromas of ripe blackberries and black fruits develop into notes of strawberries and currants with subtle hints of mocha, tobacco, and sweet spice. On the palate, it is full and rich with soft tannins and lively acidity.

Pair this wine with barbecued meat, tomato sauces, pizza, and spicy soppressata.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright ruby-red. Clean, fresh red berry and mineral aromas on the bright, enticing nose. Juicy and fresh in the mouth, with an almost crunchy quality to the red fruit and delicate mineral and herbal flavors. You can't ask for a better pizza and pasta wine than this bright, persistent number. Not quite complex enough to merit an outstanding score, but it's so remarkably juicy that I couldn't resist giving it 90 points."
90 Points

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seanm - Fresno, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/27/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
Great wine for the price- smooth and easy drinker with great body. Tastes better than others I have tried at twice the price.
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coffeemike - Anchorage, AK (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/27/2014)
Simple, one word description, excellent! Refreshing sat well and complimented dinner
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Rating:
(2/13/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Fresh medium bodied red with black cherry fruit and subtle spiciness. Agree it makes a great partner to pizza but would work well with a lot of different foods. Very reasonable price as well.
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Learn About La Carraia Map ItMap It

La Carraia was founded in 1976 by the Gialetti and Cotarella families. Riccardo Cotarella, respected throughout Italy and abroad as a leading authority in the production and marketing of Italian wines, is the winemaker at this estate. La Carraia began as a producer of bulk wines for top of the line estates such as Ruffino and Rocca delle Macie. Today, the winery owns a total...

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Learn About Other Italian

Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria Lombardy Home of the fashion capital of Milan, Lombardy is not quite Italy's capital of wine. It is, however, home to a few wines worth noting. Most vineyards are far north, far south or far east. First, in the south, the sparkling wine Franciacorta - this sparkling wine is made in the methode champagnoise and the better wineries produce...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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