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Stefano is Back! Italian Wine Specialist / Stefano Follega presents "The Evolution of Sangiovese

Stefano Follega Italian Wine Specialist for Wine Merchants here in the Twin Cities will be leading a class on one of the greatest wine varietal of the world. 

We will be tasting and comparing some of the best form of Sangiovese traveling across Tuscany where the Sangiovese express his magnificency. 

Sangiovese is a red Italian red variety that derives its name from the Latin sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jupiter”. Though it is the grape of most of central Italy from Romagna down to Lazio, Campania and Sicily. It might surprise you to know that Sangiovese is actually quite scarse outside of Italy. The Sangiovese grape is a bit of a chameleon; easily altering its genetics to fit the environment. There are many different mutations of the variety all over Italy, which results in very different tasting wines. From the delicate floral strawberry aromas of the Rosso di Montepulciano to the intensely dark and tannic wines of Brunello di Montalcino, Sangiovese wine has something for everyone. 

We will be tasting and comparing some of the best form of Sangiovese traveling across Tuscany where the Sangiovese express his magnificency. 

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