Red Wine – Roccamora Sangiovese IGP

Roccamora Sangiovese IGP

Roccamora Sangiovese IGP

Name Roccamora Sangiovese IGP
Description Delicate undertones of cherry fruit and a soft spice.
ABV 12.5%
Grape Sangiovese is a dark grape varietal known for high yields, slow ripening and being notoriously difficult to work with. Primarily grown in central Italy, it’s widely recognised today as the pride of Tuscany, however this hasn’t always been the case. For most of the 20th century, the over-production of Sangiovese led to poor resulting wine and ultimately gave the grape a bad reputation. It wasn’t until the 1980s that Italian viticulturists managed to shrug off the stigma, with the introduction of much better winemaking techniques and a shift towards quality rather than quantity. Today, Sangiovese is used to produce some of the most desirable reds in the world, whether it’s forming the spine of a Chianti Classico blend or with its own single-varietal wine, such as the famed Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.
Region Puglia (Apulia to many English speakers) is a long, thin wine region in the far south-eastern corner of the ‘boot’ of Italy. To continue the footwear analogy often used to illustrate Italy’s shape, Puglia runs from the very point of the heel to just below mid-calf height, where the ‘spur’ of the Gargano Peninsula juts out into the Adriatic Sea. The heel (the Salento Peninsula) occupies the southern half of the region, and is of great significance to Puglia’s identity. Not only are there cultural and geographical differences when compared to northern Puglia, but the wines are also different. Where the north is slightly hillier and more connected to the customs and winemaking practices of central Italy, the south is almost entirely flat and retains a strong connection with its Greco-Roman past.
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