PAOLONI sangiovese 2014
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this 100% sangiovese grosso (brunello clone) is hand crafted by paolo paoloni in the clay and sandy soil of the valle de guadalupe, mexico. after 21-30 days of contact with skins & seeds, the juice then undergoes malolactic fermentation for 8 months in french oak barrels. granite in color with brick red hues. aroma of floral red fruits, cherry vanilla, powerful, but yet gentle on the palate with silky tannins and good acidity. long finish. a complex, very elegant wine.
pairings: beef tacos, meatball pizza, pasta bolognese, grilled burgers, and spicy bbq.
about the producer
paoloni was founded in 1997 with the planting of 42 acres of land in the valle de guadalupe viticultural area of northern baja california, mexico.
originally from the le marche region outside of tuscany in italy, the paoloni family is dedicated to their long standing wine traditions and focus on both italian and classic french grape varieties.
paolo paoloni left his post as an enologist at the perugia university to manage the valle redondo wine company in aguascalientes, mexico. after several years with valle redondo, paolo purchased 38 hectares in the toros pintos section of the valle de guadalupe just outside of ensenada.
the elegant, italian inspired paoloni thrives in beautiful, agricultural landscape of baja california, mexico.