2007 pureCru Sangio Vetta Sangiovese
California: Napa Valley
Mitch Cosentino is our best-selling winemaker for good reason; his wines always captivate our hearts - and those of our loyal Operatives.
Today’s highly recommended Mitch Cosentino-made wine is his 2007 pureCru Sangio Vetta Sangiovese. This is an expressive, spicy, approachable wine that delivers bold flavors with the sort of bright acidity that makes it an excellent companion for your Fall dining.
Built to pair with with your favorite meals, this wine is flexible enough to be served with anything from a meat lasagna to a spicy pasta dish. Drinking beautifully now, you can either enjoy this wine when you get it home, or cellar this delicious delight for a couple more years. Personally, we’ll be drinking ours over the Fall and Winter Holiday’s.
Translucent brickish edges transition to lovely garnet hues through the slightly darker heart of the wine. After spinning the wine, tall, skinny, wine-stained tear move slowly down the glass.
Perfumed and lush, with spice, earth and dark red fruit in abundance. With top notes wild strawberry, cherry liquor, candied plum and black cherry. As the wine opens, it reveals follow-on aromas of cedar, dried violets, dried orange peel and bramble.
Concentrated and full of flavor, lead by black cherry, tart red plum, boysenberry, wild strawberry, leather, black pepper and dried violets. The more you spin the wine, the more it softens, revealing follow-on notes of cedar, dried fall leaves, dried green tobacco leaf and cassis.
Slightly dry, with long sustaining red and black fruits that fade to spice, leather and tobacco. As flavors fade, a soft, mineral-rich dryness spreads slowly around the entire palate.
What the Winery Says
“Brunello meets Super Tuscan”
California (Napa, Lodi and Lake County)
91% Sangiovese, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Each lot was fermented on their own and aged 30 months in oak prior to blending a couple of months before bottling.
Spicy red fruit and baking spices in the nose. On the palate the spices persist alongside ripe red fruits with notes of Rhubarb and cranberry that is balanced with good acidity. yet the wine is ripe and rich throughout.
Having made Sangioveses since 1992, this is the first under the pureCru label, a small production lot that we have given the proprietary name of Sangio Vetta meaning Sangiovese at the peak or its pinnacle. In future, as with this, it will be blended in the best way that reflects the style we believe shows it best without having to worry about the percentages of the varietals being a minimum for labeling regulations
About the Winery
When we say limited handcrafted wines, that’s exactly what we mean. It’s like having your own custom winery that is dedicated to creating the most unique and award-winning quality wines. pureCru wines are blended by hand for taste and texture and not mass produced by large winery facilities. pureCru Wines provide a unique and exclusive experience. Experience a taste like no other.
Winemaker Mitch Cosentino
Mitch Cosentino began making wine in small lots in Modesto, California in 1980. Ten years later he moved the Cosentino Winery operation to the Napa Valley, where he continued to make many award-winning varietal and blended wines.
Mitch has a gift for identifying fruit sources and is highly skilled and artistic in determining blends. He’s a big believer in the hands-on, old world use of punched cap fermentation, a labor-intensive, hand-crafted method of winemaking. When it comes to the small lots Cosentino puts into his pureCru blends, this “micro” approach to winemaking allows him to better control the delicate process from the vineyard to the bottle.
Mitch has won close to two thousand awards and medals through his 30 year wine career, including the prestigious Andre Tchelistcheff Award for best red wine at the New World Wine Competition, and best Winemaker for Winery of the Year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.