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Querceto di Castellina L’Aura Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy, 2008.

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Grapes 90% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegiolo  Sangiovese [san-joe-vay-zee] is the main grape in Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Carmignano and Brunello di Montalcino.   Ciliegiolo [chee-lee-eh-joh-loh] is a much more obscure grape than Sangio, and it took a little research to … Continue reading

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Di Majo Norante Sangiovese, Umbria – Italy

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Grapes 100% Sangiovese [San-joe-vay-say] The name Sangiovese is thought to come from Sanguis Jovis or “Blood of Jove” (Jove being the Roman name for Jupiter), indicating that wines were made from Sangiovese grapes even back in Roman times. Facts Di … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Chianti, Chianti Classico and Chianti Riserva

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First-off, I don’t know where the above photo was taken, but once I find out I’m booking a plane ticket!!! So last night, I found myself hosting an informal wine class for a discerning group of tasters here in Jacksonville. … Continue reading

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