Cantine Cardeto “Rupestro”, 2002, IGT, Umbria

Even though Sangiovese is Italy’s most prolific and widely planted grape it is popularly associated with Tuscany- Chianti to be specific.

In the hils near Orvieto, blended with Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, and a touch of Merlot, it assumes a character unlike that of other Samgiovese styles from Umbria.

The nose is decidedly dark and fruity, as are the berry flavors that roll across the palate on a wave of smooth texture that slowly reveals depth and intensity.

From first swirl to final sip this ia a wine that showcases its pedigree and evokes the green heart of central Italy.