WINE SPECIAL: “LE MORE” SANGIOVESE DI ROMAGNA

WINE SPECIAL: “LE MORE” SANGIOVESE DI ROMAGNA

light-medium body, fresh fruit notes of blackberry and raspberry, well-structured with bright acidity 9.5 | 13 | 38

Sangiovese is one of Italy’s more recognized and celebrated varietals. Best known from the Tuscan region, it also finds its home in Emilia-Romagna, which is where we head for our latest wine feature.

Sangiovese is a bit of a chameleon grape. It alters to fit and express its environment. For that reason, it is found all throughout Italy in a variety of styles, from the expensive Brunellos to the everyday food-friendly wine. 

Sangiovese is savory. Because of its ability to be a chameleon, Sangiovese wines offer a wide range of tastes from very earthy and rustic – as is the case with many Chianti Classico – to round and fruit-forward – as we find here in Sangiovese di Romagna. Regardless of where it’s grown, it always exhibits cherry flavors with more subtle notes of tomato.

The heart of Castelluccio’s philosophy is to respect and interpret the characteristics of “Romagna.” An ideal location near both the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine Mountains, it is recognized as a micro-zone for Sangiovese di Romagna, as well as being the only DOC named after the ubiquitous grape. The notable uniqueness in terroir contributes greatly to the expression of the varietal. The elite members of the Castelluccio Estate team make every effort to produce wines that reflect its uniqueness. The outcome is wine that compares flawlessly to the Sangiovese grapes grown in areas of Tuscany, just on the other side of the Apennines.

“Le More” refers to the blackberry character of this deep and lively Sangiovese di Romagna. The grapes are harvested from the end of September to mid-October, then fermented and aged in stainless steel to retain the fresh and fruity character of the wine.

Grape Variety

Sangiovese – 100%

Winemaker’s Notes:

Palate: Deep ruby red with notes of blackberries, raspberries and other red fruits. The wine is well structured with good acidity and a pleasantly lingering finish.