Sassoregale Sangiovese 2013
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Founded in 2002, Sassoregale’s family owned estate is within Italy's Wild Wild West: the Tuscan Maremma; a land where Italian cowboys called "butteri" and wild boars, known as "Cinghiale," roam. This pristine and wild area can be found between the province of Grosseto and the famous hills of Montalcino.
Sassoregale’s bold and untamed soul is represented by the venturous Cinghiale boar that galivants around its vineyards – and placed as an emblem on every wine label. This wine comes from 94 acres of certified organically farmed vineyards, surrounded by a virgin forest, that to this day retains its rugged beauty. This is an area where the light of the Tyrrhenian Sea strengthens the vines, and the sea breeze takes the edge off the strong summer sun.
The wines are crafted with centuries-old methods to ensure the grapes are at a perfect technological, phenolic and aromatic ripeness during harvest, which provides the ideal raw material to produce wines that are both rich and elegant. The winery’s team takes special care in the vineyards to ensure sustainability of the environment, the vineyard and cellar. The equable Mediterranean climate means that the vineyard can easily be farmed using only certified organic products. The result is a wine that is bold with all the aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean landscape.
Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.
A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.