Leonetti Sangiovese 2012 750ml - Stirling Fine Wines
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Leonetti Sangiovese 2012 750ml
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Leonetti Sangiovese 2012

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Beautiful deep garnet color. The nose displays driving, dark red Bing cherries. There is a cherry orchard located next to our Holy Roller Vineyard and this past summer the fruit was left unharvested due to rain splitting. Two months later the cherries were sun dried to perfection and I gorged on them. This wine tastes like a liquid expression of that flavor. A unique contributing factor to this wine blend is the addition of 8% of the varietal Aglianico. A first for Walla Walla Valley, we planted this ancient grape of southern Italy in our Serra Pedace Vineyard. We tried a splash of this varietal in the blend and found it fit like a glove, adding structure and a firm core of austere fruit.
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The finest vintage of this cuvee to date, the 2012 Walla Walla Sangiovese exhibits brilliant black cherry, dusty spice, leather and crushed herb-like qualities to go with a medium to full-bodied, layered, exceedingly pure profile on the palate. The blend here is 80% Sangiovese, 12% Syrah and 8% Aglianico, all of which spent 22 months in neutral puncheons and oval botti. I don't have much experience with track record of this variety, but I've no doubt this will continue to evolve nicely for at least another decade.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2015