Sangiovese is to Chianti as Cabernet Sauvignon is to Bordeaux; that is to say, it is molto importante. The Latin origin of this varietal name, Sanguis Jovis, literally means “blood of Jove.” Jove is a euphemism for Jupiter, who was the supreme deity of the ancient Romans, god of sky and thunder. So, when you lift a glass of Sangiovese, you could say, “By Jove, I bloody well love this wine!” as a charming toast to history. Anyhoo, enough about mythology, on to the wine. Our 2018 Sangiovese is a richly fruity, medium-bodied wine with aromas of luscious red raspberry, black currant and cherry complemented by hints of sweet balsamic, vanilla and mocha. It is quite food-friendly and pairs especially well with savory Italian dishes, such as pasta with tomato sauce, risotto and pizza. Salute!