Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2008

Varietal: Sanviovese
Region: Italy
Cost: $10

Violets, berries, spices and leather on the nose of this garnet colored wine with flavors of ripe fruit that pair with pizza, pasta, and grilled meats.

Recommendations: I grabbed this bottle of wine at a local store because, quite frankly, the price point was too good to pass on for a Sangiovese that had been highly rated by The Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator in previous years.  Also, as Chianti is my first love of red wine, I have a hard time walking away from any Sangiovese.

Paired with a meal of pasta with red sauce and ground Italian sausage, the dryness of this wine was a perfect compliment.  A bit of ripe fruit on the palate does take the edge off the wine, making it enjoyable well after the meal is gone (my mark of a good wine), and the price means you can pick this wine up in bulk to keep around for any occasion.

If you’re not a fan of dry wines, you might want to pass on this one, but if you are a fan of Chianti or any dry wine, or are looking to get into them, this is absolutely one you should pick up – easily one of the best values I’ve found for any red wine.

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  1. It certainly has a pretty label and for ten bucks it sounds like a good buy. I have been scouring the wine shop in the last few months trying to find good table wine for around ten bucks. Maybe I’ll search for this one and give it a try. Cheers!

  2. Been a big Chianti lover all my life, well at least since I was 21. The Di Majo Norante Sangiovese is one of only a few 100% Sangiovese’s that I do like. You are absolutely ‘right on’ when recommending this for the Chianti fans.

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