Sangiovese

Everyday Food, Volume 11 April 2004

No matter what's on tonight's menu, this medium-bodied, affordably priced Italian red wine will make a good match.

Where Does It Come From?
Sangiovese is the dominant grape in Tuscany, Italy's most famous wine region. It is also grown in limited quantities in other countries, including the United States and Argentina.

How Does It Taste?
This young wine has a floral aroma. It is spicy with hints of cherries, raspberries, and sometimes the herb anise.

What Foods Does It Go With?
Try this crisp and clean wine with pasta and other Italian dishes, fish (such as salmon), seafood, and roasted meats.

How Much Does It Cost?
An exceptional value, good-quality Sangiovese can be found for about $10 a bottle.

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