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The Many Faces of San Giovese

Oct 05 | Thu |
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This class will begin with an investigation of the origin, basic morphology, and key characteristics of the Sangiovese grape.

We will then embark on a compare-and-contrast investigation of Toscana’s principal Sangiovese-based appellations: Chianti (delineated and protected by an edict issued in 1716, making it one of the earliest forerunners of our modern appellation system), Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, and Carmignano. What do these appellations have in common? What distinguishes each one of them? And why does the Sangiovese grape go by different names in areas of very close proximity?

Next, we will examine Sangiovese-based wines from Emilia Romagna, Umbria, and Marche noting distinct differences as well as unmistakably similarities.

Besides exploring different growing areas, we will also examine the impact of different production protocols, such as rosato and appassimento.

Overall, participants will have the unusual opportunity to experience the distinct differences and essential similarities of key Sangiovese-based appellations, thus developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of the many faces of Italy’s most prolific grape variety.

Venue: New York Wine Studio

126 east 38th street Map