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2013 Romagna Sangiovese Superiore Girapoggio, Bissoni

2013 Romagna Sangiovese Superiore Girapoggio, Bissoni
ref. BISS130 MAY16

Wine Variety: The most widely-planted grape of Italy is also an ancient one, its first mention in written word being in the early 17th century. And as with many old varieties, untangling Sangiovese's origins is a labour of love. It appears to be of Tuscan origin, but its progenies lie scattered around southern and central Italy and even Sicily and outlying islands. It is certainly closely related to Gaglioppo (grown in Calabria) and Nerello Mascalese of Sicily. To add further to the confusion, a number of unrelated varieties are cultivated under the name Sangiovese. Further, Sangiovese itself offers great clonal diversity i.e. there are many slightly differing cultivated varieties of the grape. When all is said and done, this is a variety straight out of the top drawer and is capable of producing exceptionally fine wines.

Wine Region: Emilia Romagna (Emilia being the hinterland, Romagna the coastal Adriatic belt) is a huge region in central Italy. The Emilian plain is the (in?)famous home of Lambrusco, that high-acid sparkling, austere red wine eminently suitable for partnering with the fatty dishes of the region. Romagna is where Sangiovese holds sway and may even be the site of the grape's origins. Albana de Romagna is a local white wine elevated to DOCG status in the mid-1980s, causing something of a scandal (its merits deemed unworthy of the surprise annointing). Above all, Emilia Romagna is a source of vast quantities of wine, little of which makes DOC level. 

Wine Producer: Raffaella Bissoni bought 12 hectares of terraced land - mixed vines and olive trees - in south-east Emilia Romagna in 1991. There are 6 hectares of vines, largely Sangiovese, planted on sandy-clay, plus a little Albana. 

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Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Sangiovese
  Producer
Producer:
Bissoni
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
16°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
  Country
Country:
Italy
  Appellation
Appellation:
Romagna
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2018
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Emilia Romagna
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Canapés
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Pork
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

The nose here offers a red richness of slightly floral fruit. In short, it smells absolutely delicious, the aromas including that smell of new leather one gets in a Jaguar fresh out of the factory. The flavours are red fruits - cherry principally - and the low tannins result in this being exceedingly drinkable. The whole effect is one of bright fruit in delicious form. And it tastes like Sangiovese!

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