Grape: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine region: Toscana, Italy
Winery: Ali, Sangiovese di Toscana. A world class wine from the heart of Tuscany where romance was born. Made up of equal parts of 2 clones of Sangiovese, F9 and CH-20, this wine spends one year in stainless steel prior to bottling and is then allowed to rest before shipping. The F9 Sangiovese clone contributes vibrant fruit qualities to the wine and the CH-20 provides structure.
The name Ali means “wings” in Italian and is also the name of the winery owner Lia Tolaini-Banville’s “little angel”; her daughter.
The artwork from the label is a detail of Cupid from the original artwork for the Bramosia Chianti Classico label by Rik Olsen.
SOIL: Lime and clay, with a considerable presence of stones.
Tasting Notes: This wine has aromas of juicy red berry fruit. Medium-bodied and soft on the palate, with balanced acidity and ripe tannins.
Food Pairing: Delicious with pastas and grilled meats, yet also very drinkable without food.