'03 Il Bastardo Sangiovese - Printable Version
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- Innkeeper - 08-11-2005 06:32 AM
2003 Il Bastardo, Rosso di Toscana, Sangiovese ($6.99 Micucci's, Portland). Alcohol level 12.5%. A light, fruity, very acidic Chiantilike wine, and an excellent under $10 accompaniment for midweek pasta in tomato sauce, and sausages.
- wdonovan - 08-11-2005 09:57 AM
You say "Chiantilike". Isn't a Sangiovese just a Chianti that wasn't made by the rules so it couldn't legally be called Chianti? Or is Chianti a blend or otherwise different?
- tw - 08-11-2005 11:47 AM
Yes chianti is made from the sangiovese grape but is given the special name because its made in the chianti region. There is also a more exclusive area called Classico which is within that. I am not 100% sure on this so we'll wait to see if someone says otherwise.
- robr - 08-11-2005 12:19 PM
You are correct, sir.
- Innkeeper - 08-11-2005 03:27 PM
Chianti is a blend though it is primarily Sangiovese. This bastard was a hundrt parcent.
- Innkeeper - 05-01-2011 08:17 PM
Popped an '09 last night. Price has crept up to $9.99 locally. It is still a very nice day to day Sangiovese. Matched very well with our first effort at a cow free Lasagna.
- Innkeeper - 05-16-2011 11:23 PM
Had another '09 tonight with ham loaf, ham stock gravy, rice and peas. Just wonderful.