80% SANGIOVESE [san-GEE-OH-vay-say]
+ 20% CABERNET SAUVIGNON [kah-behr-neh sow-vuhn-yown]
Sangiovese is Italy’s most planted grape and clearly its very most famous, hands down, and Tuscany is the very heartland of Sangiovese. It is suited to grow well in lots of different soils throughout the country with outstanding results that beautifully reflect different terroirs. Consumers know this prolific chameleon grape throughout Tuscany in the form of endless expressions of Chianti, but also in the small subregion of Carmignano. Here DOCG rules require Sangio to be blended with 10-20% Cabernet Sauvignon, which contributes substantial body, dark fruit, and sturdy structure. This marriage was founded long before the Super-Tuscan craze made Sangiovese and Cabernet inextricable partners in crime.