2019 vintage in the Sierra Foothills region was almost perfect for Italian varieties grapes. A normal Summer was followed by lower than usual temperatures in early Fall, which turned out to be very handy in keeping naturally refreshing acidity levels and low potential alcohol levels. Grapes were picked and shipped to us weeks before the fires ravaged some locations in California. Overall, the grapes were elegantly balanced, incredibly exuberant, and intensely aromatic.
Different techniques were utilized to boost the natural elegance of this variety. Extended cold and warm maceration, controlled temperature fermentation and delestage, helped to develop an exuberant body, and an eclectic array of flavors, soave structure, with velvety tannins, and a dense color. Because for some, it is all about expressing the story the vineyard wants to tell written by a Winemakers patient guidance, Neutral French and American oak was partially used until this Sangiovese told us “Basta, Grazie”.
The 2019 Ficarra Cellars Sangiovese elicits a wide array of aromas such as black olives, sun dried tomatoes, Mocha coffee, Maraschino cherries, dried figs, and crushed basil leaves. This quintessential Italian variety can be shared and enjoyed with grilled meats, Chicken Cacciatore, Gnocchi, Prosciutto based antipasti, or meat-based Pizza.
Shipping to Ohio only.