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2018 Sangiovese

Our 2018 Sangiovese displays flavors of ripe cherry, wild strawberry, roasted red pepper, herbs de provence, clove, vanilla, and dried roses, with a light, lush finish. Pairs best with pasta, cured meats, and light or dark meats. 

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Vintage 2018
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Sangiovese
Varietal Composition 90% Sangiovese 7% Malbec 2% Tempranillo 1% Cabernet Sauvignon 0% Cabernet Franc
Appellation Sierra Foothills
Sugar 23.5 Brix
Acid 6.4g/L
PH 3.54
Aging 10 Months
Fermentation 11 day fermentation with punch downs
Bottling Date 250 Cases 11/13/2019
Alcohol % 13
Size 750 ml

Winemaker Notes

Sangiovese, originally from Italy, is renowned for its bright red fruit flavors combined with spicy elements and subtle herbaceous notes and light, smooth tannins. At Wise Villa, our Sangiovese combines the best of European tradition & American fruitiness. 2018 was a cool vintage, allowing for full maturity of the grapes to intense flavors while retaining fresh acidity & fruit flavors. After hand-picking the grapes, we destemmed but left the berries whole, resulting in partial carbonic maceration (an internal metabolic fermentation which produces candied fruit flavors). We then fermented this wine on the skins in stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature of 65F for 3 weeks, including a 3 day cold soak and extended maceration. This extended skin contact ensured good color, spice and earthy flavor. We aged this wine on 35% new French and American oak and cherry. 100% sur lies aging and battonage (stirring of the yeast lees) contributed extra creamy, pastry flavors. The final wine is deep, rich and full of fruit, spice and vanilla notes.


Vintage | Award | Competition

2018 Best of Class, Double Gold, 96 pts: Sunset International

2017 Silver: SF Chronicle
2016 (90 points) & Gold: Orange County
2016 Silver: SF Chronicle
2016 Silver (88 points): CA State Fair
2015 Gold: SF Chronicle
2015 (90 points) & Gold: Orange County
2015 (88 points) & Silver: CA State Fair
2014 Gold: Orange County
2014 Bronze: SF Chronicle & CA State Fair
2013 Double Gold: SF Chronicle
2013 Bronze: CA State Fair
2012 Silver: SF Chronicle & CA State Fair
2012 Gold: Orange County
2012 (96 points): Wine X Magazine
2011 Silver: SF Chronicle, CA State Fair, & Orange County