Sangiovese Sonoma 2009MADE BY COTURRI WINERY IN GLEN ELLEN, CALIFORNIA
This sangiovese red wine has a huge personality. It's intense, earthy and somewhat funky – totally different from the Chiantis most people associate with this grape. We love the way its sweetness is balanced by rougher flavors of leather and a bit of barnyard mustiness (and we mean that as a compliment!). We're pretty sure it's like no other sangiovese you've tasted.
Coturri starting making natural wine long before it became a trend. This means certified organic grapes, open tanks to allow naturally-occurring yeasts to do all the fermentation, and old-fashioned pressing processes. Like many natural wines, Coturri's have a lot of scents and flavors that can take some getting used to. But once you do, the bold flavors will win you over.
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This is the classic Italian food grape, and despite a substantial difference in style, Coturri's take is equally delicious with tomato-based pasta sauces and braised meats.