Santa Margherita Chianti 750ml
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A Chianti wine is any wine produced in Chianti, which is located in central Italy's Tuscany area, some 60 miles inland from the Ligurian Sea on the west coast. Chianti's closest city, Florence, is less than an hour away, making the region a favorite wine-loving tourist destination. The Chianti region is famed for its sweeping scenery, scorching summers, and a rich history of art and cuisine. Chianti is named after its place of origin, rather than the grape used to make it, which in this case is Sangiovese, as is the case with most other Old World wines.
To be named Chianti, the wine must be made entirely of Sangiovese grapes and produced in the Chianti region. In most cases, winemakers use Sangiovese exclusively, but in vintages where balance is required, native grapes such as Canaiolo and Colorino are blended in. International varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah appear on occasion.
About the Producer: Santa Margherita
Santa Margherita is an Italian wine producer with wineries and vineyards located throughout Italy in places such as Veneto, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Alto Adige, Lombardia, Franciacorta, Chianti Classico, Maremma and Sicily. The property was founded in 1935 by Gaetano Marzotto and is widely known today for its popular Pinot Grigio wines. In fact, the company is credited with creating the light and cheerful style that is characteristic of the brand. In 1965, Santa Margherita applied traditional white winemaking methods to the pink Pinot Grigio grape. The result was a wine very different from the wine made from Pinot Gris in other countries. Valdadige's famous Pinot Grigio is now sold in 85 countries and has been the market leader in this variety for over 50 years. For the production of the brand's most famous white wine, Pinot Grigio juice is gently squeezed from the skin so as not to acquire a rusty color and fermented for 10-15 days. After fermentation, the wine is stored in stainless steel at a controlled temperature until bottling. In addition to Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita offers a wide range of white, red, rosé, sparkling and dessert wines from a range of Italian DOC, DOCG and IGT wines. regions. They are made from a number of local and international grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Glera, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Teroldego and Refosco.
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