September Wine of the Month: 2022 Howard Vineyard Sangiovese
Sangiovese is a dry, light to medium-bodied red wine that tips towards higher levels of mouth-watering acidity and tighter tannins.
The rich flavours range from rustic to fruity, depending on where and how the vines are managed. For fruit, expect cherry, plum, and red currant, as well as
smoky and earthy herbaceousness.
The grapes can exhibit savory characteristics like spicy oak-induced nuances, peppery tones, and even streaks of sweet tobacco. Black tea can also dominate the
palate. On the nose, sangiovese can exhibit spice, dark fruit, and oak.
A classic for partnering with Italian classics like pizza and pasta bolognese, pair it with anything that involves tomato sauce.