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2016 Sangiovese Texas High Plains

Sangiovese is an Italian grape that has found a home in Texas.  Our Sangiovese is harvested from Bingham Family Vineyards in the wind-swept Texas High Plains.  We age our Sangiovese in French Oak for nine months to allow the wine to mature gracefully and round out its earthiness and complexity.  This reveals the fresh fruity flavors of tart cherry and spice with a hint of strawberry on the nose, and medium tannins.

The Texas High Plains is the second largest AVA in Texas, comprising roughly 8 million acres in west Texas, mostly south of the panhandle region.  The eastern border of the Texas High Plains AVA follows the 3000ft elevation contour line along the Caprock Escarpment, the steep transitional zone separating the High Plains from the lower plains to the east.  The elevation within the Texas High Plains gradually increases from 3,000 ft. to 4,100 ft. in the northwest portion of the AVA.  This positioning provides an environment of long, hot, dry summer days which allows the grapes to mature and ripen to proper sugar levels, and cool evenings and nights, which help set the grapes’ acidity levels.  Grapes and wine have been produced in this region since the mid-1970s and vineyards here have become the major grape supplier to wineries throughout the state.  There are over 75 Wine Grape Varietals planted in the High Plains AVA, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Grenache, Merlot, Malbec, Dolcetto, Mourvèdre, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Viognier.

$28.00 per Bottle
$302.00 per Case

Technical Details

Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Sangiovese
Appellation Texas High Plains
Acid 0.652
PH 3.62
Bottling Date 4/22/2017
Alcohol % 13.6
Size 750 ml

Tasting Notes

Fresh fruity flavors of tart cherry and spice with a hint of strawberry on the nose and medium tannins.

Vineyard Designation

Bingham Family Vineyards

Winemaker Notes

Sangiovese is a wonderful grape to work with, especially with its strawberry and tart cherry earthiness. Care is needed when barrelling Sangiovese as it readily takes on oak and can become almost tarry if not properly barrelled. Our Sangiovese was barrelled in both new and older French Oak barrels to provide the right environment for the wine to fully mature.

Recommended Food Pairings

Short rib ragu, roasted quail, wild boar, Italian food featuring rich marinara.