In November we are offering an exclusive Italian import, 2011 Senso Sangiovese Rubicone IGT. We will be featuring it in our Premium, Red Trio and Half Case wine clubs.
Senso The Rubicone IGT is named for the Rubicone River that flows from the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic Sea through the southern portion of Emilia-Romagna. The river valley and the adjoining hillsides provide optimal growing conditions for the Sangiovese grape. Grapes are carefully selected and gently crushed. The must is left in contact with the skins for approximately one week. It is then transferred to temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where fermentation takes place over a ten day span. Following fermentation the wine is cold stabilized and bottled. Senso then releases the wine in the spring following the harvest. This wine is made from 100% Sangiovese, the same grapes that go into making Chianti in the neighboring Tuscany and even some Super Tuscans. It’s a bright ruby color, medium bodied, dry but fruity wine. It has a powerful nose of bitter cherries and a lively palate, with good depth of cherry fruit, crisp acidity and decent structure. The wine may be light on weight but it is long on flavor. This wine should be drunk fresh and consumed within 2-3 years. It marries perfectly with grilled or roasted meats and pastas with tomato based sauces.