2015 Leone IGP Puglia Sangiovese

Traditional winemaking techniques, including a 10-day maceration on the skins in stainless-steel tanks, contributed to this wine's tight, bold style. Concentrated flavors of red fruit such as plum and tart cherry mingle with earthier layers of mushroom and oregano, resulting in an inspired match for meaty pasta dishes or smoky, wood-fired pizza.

Recipe Pairings

Saltimbocca Chicken

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

candied cherry

Citrus Peel

plum

Region

Puglia, Italy

Pairings

Charcuterie

Pizza

Pasta With Tomato Sauce

Did You Know?

Thomas Jefferson was the first American wine collector; he loved all the world's wines, particularly Bordeaux, which he discovered while serving as ambassador to France. Try as he did, however, he was never able to successfully grow and produce wine in Virginia.