Sangiovese di Ravenna IGT
100% vintage Sangiovese is vinified in steel and is completely produced from Sangiovese grape with a part of late harvest that softens the classic harshness of Sangiovese.
Grape variety / Production area: Sangiovese di Ravenna IGT / Emilia Romagna first hills of Romagna
Training system: spurred cordon
Vineyard exposure: south - south east
Harvest: first ten days of October and end of October, beginning of November
Vinification: fermentation with aging on the skins
Characteristics: red color, with aging tends to garnet, fruity and enveloping aroma, warm, soft and pleasant flavor
Gradation: from 13 Vol% to 13.50 Vol%
Recommendations: excellent to accompany with roast main courses, grilled and boiled meat dishes but also with first courses with savory ragù and cold cuts appetizers
Sangiovese is one of the most popular Italian grape varieties (the areas cultivated by this grape variety cover 11% of the national wine-growing area). It can be found from Romagna to Campania and is traditionally the most widespread grape variety in Toscna. It is used in the blends of hundreds of wines, including some of the most prestigious Italian and world wines. The origins and provenance of Sangiovese are uncertain. The first reliable information dates back only to the 16th century, when Giovan Vettorio Soderini, in his treatise "The cultivation of vines", speaks of it saying that "Sangioveto is a remarkable grape for its regular productivity". Even the origin of the name is uncertain and there are various theories. Some argue that it derives from "Sangiovannese" as it originated in San Giovanni Valdarno, others instead trace it back to dialectal forms from "San Giovanni" early grapes given its early sprouting at the end of June for the feast of San Giovanni Battista, who claims that derives from "sanguegiovese", that is "blood of Jupiter" as it comes from Monte Giove near Santarcangelo di Romagna.