Sangiovese, of ancient origin and likely indigenous to Italy’s Tuscany, forms the base of the blend for Chianti and is the only grape permitted in the fine Brunello di Montalcino wines. A productive grape, crop levels must be managed carefully to maximize color and flavor depth. Adapted to a wide variety of soils, It thrives on the rolling hills of the Temecula Valley. Our current rendition of this Italian classic is medium-bodied, with fruity flavors redolent of cherries, with the acid balance for Italian food pairing. The ideal accompaniment to Tuscan cuisine or any classic red-sauce pasta. 15.2% alcohol.