Friday, October 20, 5-7 pm & Saturday, October 21, 3-5 pm
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Evolution of Sangiovese Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8 pm, $20*
We welcome back Stefano Follega, Italian wine specialist for Wine Merchants, will lead a class on one of the greatest wine varietals of the world.
Sangiovese is a red Italian varietal that derives its name from the Latin word Sanguis Jovis, “the blood of Jupiter”. Though it is the grape mostly of central Italy, it also is found in Romagna down to Lazio, Campania and Sicily. It might surprise you to know that Sangiovese is actually quite scarce outside of Italy. The Sangiovese grape is a bit of a chameleon; easily altering its genetics to fit the environment. There are many different mutations of the variety all over Italy, which results in very different tasting wines. From the delicate floral strawberry aromas of the Rosso di Montepulciano to the intensely dark and tannic wines of Brunello di Montalcino, Sangiovese wine has something for everyone.
We’ll be tasting and comparing some of the best forms of Sangiovese–traveling across Tuscany where the magnificent Sangiovese is expressed. *$10 wine club members Limited Seating