Sangiovese Wine Territory: Pietro Caciorgna Estate, Tuscany

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The Nature of Sangiovese

Sangiovese is an Italian grape variety that comes originally from Romagna and Tuscany and is traditionally the most widespread grape variety in Tuscany. Sangiovese is in the blends of hundreds of wines, including Carmignano, Rosso Piceno Superiore, Rosso Conero Riserva, Chianti and Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Montefalco rosso, Sangiovese di Romagna, Morellino di Scansano.  It is also found in a wide variety of others lesser known but equally valuable.

Paolo Caciorgna produces Sangiovese Terre di Casole on his family property, Tenute Pietro Caciorgna Wine Estate.  About the grape variety, Paolo says, (see his original Italian quote below), “Sangiovese is a vine that is very sensitive to small variations in the climate.  It doesn’t have a dominant character, but is discreet. What might seem a limitation becomes, on the contrary, a powerful advantage, along with its refined aromas and the aristocratic character it gives to the wines. These characteristics mean that the wines produced with Sangiovese are an expression of the land and not of the vine itself. It is therefore a vine that can express more wine identities, and offers wine enthusiasts the opportunity to appreciate the many shades and nuances of Sangiovese.”

 

“Sangiovese è un vitigno molto sensibile alle variazioni pedoclimatiche. Non ha un carattere dominante , è discreto . Quello che potrebbe sembrare un limite  diviene , al contrario una potente arma  vincente , insieme alla finezza dei sui profumi ed al carattere aristocratico che conferisce ai vini. Tali  caratteristiche fanno sì che i vini prodotti con il Sangiovese siano espressione del terroir e non del vitigno stesso. Quindi un vitigno che permette di esprimere vini più identitari , ed offrire agli appassionati la possibilità di apprezzare il carattere e le sfumature di ogni singola collina.”

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