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San Lorenzo Chianti
San Lorenzo Chianti
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Style Light red Old World Country Italy Price $12
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Sangiovese, Sangiovese Grosso

Overview San Lorenzo is the patron saint of librarians, roasters, and butchers. He suffered one of the most distinctive martyrdoms in history: he is said to have been martyred on a gridiron (grill) as part of Valerian’s persecution. During his barbecue, he cried out “This side’s done, turn me over and have a bite.” Not only does that explain the whole butcher/ roaster thing, it makes him a clear ancestor of the James Bonds and Bruce Willises of the world. None of which says much about the wine, but come on, how could we pass up that story?

Nose Classic Chianti aromas of crushed red berries, forest floor, earth, and herbs abound.

Mouth Savory in flavor and sleek and slightly acidic in feel, this wine is an ideal accompaniment to tomato-heavy Italian food.
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