Sangiovese class, this Wednesday

Taste Central Italy’s greatest grape with Robert Scibelli

Vino’s Italian wine classes continue this Wednesday as we honor Sangiovese. Known by the Etruscans as “sanguis Jovis” (“Blood of Jove”), literary reference to Sangiovese didn’t appear until 1722. Today Sangiovese exists as the primary grape variety in Central Italy, where for over a century it has been renowned as a staple of many of Tuscany’s most highly-regarded wines, such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. For a generation, Sangiovese has also been a major component in the “Super-Tuscan” phenomenon, in which producers blended the grape with international varieties in order to skirt Italian winemaking laws.

Tuscany’s hot, dry climate means Sangiovese grapes are slow to ripen, which can result in quantity at the expense of quality. It therefore takes a truly skilled winemaker to produce a fine wine from Sangiovese. Join Sangiovese supremo Robert Scibelli as he presents a world-class tasting of some of his favorite expressions of this legendary grape.

with Robert Scibelli, DWS

Wednesday, October 21

For more information and reservations call 212-725-6516 or email


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