Gold Medal. Silver Medal. This medium-bodied, Sangiovese-blend red wine is a bit of a chameleon, as it changes ever so slightly year-to-year because of Mother Nature and the grapes themselves. With one sip of our SIENA, you’ll instantly feel like you’ve been transported to the hills of Tuscany, and that is exactly our intention.
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Aromas & Flavors
SIENA has delicious aromas of pomegranate, cherry, plum, licorice and mocha. Flavors of strawberry jam on the entry are enhanced by cherry cola and smoky plums that add layers of richness to this elegant wine. Supple tannins leave a balanced mouthfeel, with lively elegance, depth and a lingering finish.
SIENA pairs perfectly with savory Italian food, pasta with flavorful tomato sauces or pizza. SIENA is also delicious with dishes such as Chicken Cacciatore, a duck salad with fruit, like raspberries and oranges, or simply prosciutto on crostini bread.
How It's Made
SIENA is a red wine blend consisting primarily of Sangiovese. Grapes are harvested and destemmed, then hand sorted and fed directly into tanks for three days of cold soaking. Following the cold soak, yeast is added and pump overs commence, one to two times daily, for the duration of primary fermentation. Once fermentation is finished, the wine is drained and pressed to 21% new barrels for malolactic fermentation and 14 months of cave aging before bottling in March 2016.
2014 gave us another great crop of grapes, despite a second year of farming under drought conditions. The growing season began with an early bud break, after a dry winter. A warm and dry spring was followed by a consistently warm summer leading to elevated temperatures toward the end of August prompting an earlier harvest than the past year. These favorable conditions resulted in wines featuring good color and tannin structure along with concentrated flavors.
Pasta & Side Dishes
Fresh tomato sauce and spinach mix with four types of cheese, walnuts and nutmeg to make this flavorful pasta side dish. Delicious!
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