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Frascole Chianti Rufina 2021

Sangiovese is Italy's most widely planted red grape and happily calls vineyards all over the southern 2/3rds of the country home. It is in the central province of Tuscany, however, that Sangiovese reigns supreme. Brunello di Montalcino is perhaps the greatest and most powerful expression of 100% Sangiovese, but the winemakers of the hill town of Montepulciano (Vino Nobile), those from all over the Chianti region, not to mention the new hotshots from the coastal Tuscan areas of Bolgheri and Marema would likely argue against categorically awarding that title to Brunello before (re)tasting their wares as well. Sangiovese at its best is far more than a "nice escort for tomato sauce", although the grape's natural acidity and savoury herbal qualities really do make that pairing much more fact than caricature. Ranging from juicy, zesty, unwooded (and inexpensive) bottlings to full bodied, full throttle, 100% new French Oak presentations which are often as not blended with traditional French varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah Sangiovese today runs the gamut and can be a supremely enjoyable and useful partner at the dinner table.

Food Pairings

Seriously anything tomatoey sings with Sangiovese, pizza and pasta to be sure. Sausages, chicken, gazpacho. Bread salad.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Cash Wise Liquor - Baxter

Lunds & Byerlys - Burnsville

Lunds & Byerlys - Golden Valley
Golden Valley

Lunds & Byerlys - Maple Grove
Maple Grove

Lunds & Byerlys - Mpls

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