Donna Laura Ali Sangiovese di Toscana 2013
100% Sangiovese, 50% clone F9 and 50% clone CH-20. This wine has aromas of juicy red berry fruit. Medium-bodied and soft on the palate, with balanced acidity and ripe tannins. Delicious with pastas and grilled meats, yet also very drinkable without food.
Donna Laura specializes in producing three red wines from first-class Sangiovese grapes grown in the Chianti Classico region. Founded by Lia Tolaini-Banville, it seeks to fulfill a need in the American market for high-quality Sangiovese wines at an accessible price that represents the terroir of the region and is international in style. To combine the best of traditional and modern characteristics, two Sangiovese clones are grown: CH-20 brings structure, while F9, a more modern clone, augments the fruit intensity of the finished wine. High-density vine planting and low yields help to further achieve ideal levels of fruit concentration. This balance of old and new character, in cooperation with modern winemaking techniques, makes for wine of of the highest quality and best value of the region.