Aragone PDF TECH SHEET

This distinctive wine, made in a region famous for Super-Tuscan blends with Bordeaux varieties, looks not to the Medoc, but to the Mediterranean. Indigenous Sangiovese is blended with Syrah, Alicante, and Carignan, creating a "Super-Med" blend that brings together these noble grapes and highlights the heritage of Mediterranean winemaking. The name "Aragone" refers to the Aragons of Spain, who together with the Medici family of Florence, dominated the region of Maremma in the 1500's. The six-point star depicted on the label, represents an aerial view of "Forte Stella," which is located in Porto Ercole just south of Grossetto, built by the Spanish around 1550.

GRAPE VARIETIES
40% Sangiovese, 25% Alicante, 25% Syrah, 10% Carignan

TASTING NOTES
Intense ruby red with reflections of violet. The sangiovese and Alicante contribute to the structure and complexity of the blend with spice and liquorice flavors. The Syrah and Carignan contribute a fresh dark berry component. The wine hints at a Southern Rhone style with black olive aromas, and ripe fruit.

GREAT WITH
Game, steak and roasted meats.

“...an explosive
wine...bursts
from the glass...
an exciting array
of ripe dark fruit,
toasted oak,
spices, and
earthy flavors
on a powerful,
richly structured
frame.”