|#7 - Sangiovese|
Sangiovese (San-gee-oh-vay-say) is one of the principal varieties in Chianti! Flavors of Bing cherry, herbs, with a touch of spice allow pairing with fresh tomato dishes and other Italian favorites easy and fun!
Not only is it one of the judges favorites- winning Double Golds & Platinum's, but a customer favorite here too at Benson Vineyards!
Sangiovese is one of the varieties we were told "not" to grow, but with our warm south facing slope we had a good feeling about this grape variety. It does very well each growing year, and we have found controlling the canopy growth is important to the well ripening of this big clustered variety!