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Poderi Sanguineto I & II Rosso di Montepulciano 2020

Poderi Sanguineto I & II Rosso di Montepulciano 2020

$28.00

Sanguineto farmer/winemaker Dora Forsoni is widely considered to be one of the wise old sages of modern-day Tuscany’s winemaking community. An avid hunter who ‘hates wasting bullets’ and butchers all her kills, Dora, now well into her 70s, still manages and maintains each and every vine on the property alone, only allowing outsiders on her land during the busy weeks of harvest. However, despite her rugged exterior, she might be one of the funniest, warmest, friendliest, brutally honest and passionate people in the business. Forever rebelling against modernization, bureaucracy, and industrial farming practices, her timeless, unadulterated, and deeply satisfying wines are the direct result of one woman’s dogged commitment to purity and tradition. Legend has it that Dora’s property was once the site of some of the most brutally violent battles between the Etruscans and Romans, leaving the land so inundated with the blood of fallen soldiers that it was dubbed Sanguineto ('bloody'). Today, Sanguineto is a far less barbaric place (Dora’s rabbit hunting prowess aside), and a land hallmarked by the intensely red clay/sand soils that Montepulciano has become known for.

Sanguineto’s Rosso di Montepulciano, their entry-level offering, puts old-school Tuscan wine making center stage. Interestingly, Dora follows a philosophy of 'un’annata, uno vino, tre espressioni' ('one year, one wine, three expressions'), by which, following in the footsteps of her father’s no-nonsense approach before her, she initially produces just a single red wine each vintage, deciding within the cellar whether she should sequester a portion of the harvest to progress further into a Vino Nobile, or then even further into Vino Nobile riserva style, each of them dictated by the length of time spent aging in barrel. Her most basic Rosso, derived predominantly from the local clone of Sangiovese known as Prugnolo Gentile, sees just a single year in botti, the resulting wine emerging as the ultimate ‘pizza-and-everything-else’ bottle. Savory, mid-weighted, juicy, and redolent of ripe cherries, red berries, sweet wild herbs and the suggestion of something aromatic in the vein of violets pressed between the pages of an old book. Chiseled acid, perky tannins… what a swooner of a wine!



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You will be charged the applicable sales tax, if any, assessed by your state for any shipment that Biondivino makes; otherwise California sales tax will be assessed on the sale. Shipping and handling costs are not included in the cost and will appear in the shopping cart before you complete your transaction.  The carrier and service speed may vary by state and time of year, and Biondivino cannot take responsibility for the condition of any wine shipped by Ground.

Some of our products are sold on a "pre-arrival" or "futures" basis. These products are explicitly indicated as "pre-arrivals" or "futures" on our Website and newsletter.  Biondivino will notify you by email when your "pre-arrivals" or "futures" have arrived and are ready to be shipped.  You will be given the opportunity to coordinate the proper shipping address and method (we won't automatically ship out pre-arrival wines when they arrive).

Shipping Policy

Due to the restrictions of many state laws, we only ship wine to those states where direct shipment from a retailer is permitted by law; currently we ship to AK, CA, DC, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OR, VA, WV and WY.  This list is subject to change without notice. In addition, each state imposes limitations on the amount of wine any particular resident may receive by direct shipment.  To ensure that you are able to order wine for direct shipment from our website, please consult the specific state requirements for your state.

Please note that all orders must be placed by persons who are at least 21 years old, and that age verification will be required upon receipt of your wine.  No wine will be delivered to obviously intoxicated persons and any person unable to provide age verification will forfeit their right to receive the shipment until identification is produced.  In such circumstances, the order may either be held in storage at a local depot of the shipping company until appropriate identification is produced, or shipped back to the winery.  All associated costs will be the responsibility of and be charged to the customer.

Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from Biondivino to the purchaser in the State of California and the purchaser takes all responsibility for shipping it from California to his/her home state. By arranging for transportation of the wine, Biondivino is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser.  By utilizing this service from Biondivino, purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in compliance with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine.  The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered.

You will be charged the applicable sales tax, if any, assessed by your state for any shipment that Biondivino makes; otherwise California sales tax will be assessed on the sale. Shipping and handling costs are not included in the cost and will appear in the shopping cart before you complete your transaction.  The carrier and service speed may vary by state and time of year, and Biondivino cannot take responsibility for the condition of any wine shipped by Ground.

Some of our products are sold on a "pre-arrival" or "futures" basis. These products are explicitly indicated as "pre-arrivals" or "futures" on our Website and newsletter.  Biondivino will notify you by email when your "pre-arrivals" or "futures" have arrived and are ready to be shipped.  You will be given the opportunity to coordinate the proper shipping address and method (we won't automatically ship out pre-arrival wines when they arrive).