February 3rd—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Don't let that crazy-low price fool you - this is a seriously good-drinking wine! We've featured other Grifone (that's Gree-pho-nay) wines in other Fearless Flyers, and all have been extremely well received. In fact, that’s one of the reasons we went to the winemakers in search of another. Boy did they deliver.
Grifone Sangiovese comes to us from a family-owned winery in Italy's Tuscany region. We asked them for a Sangiovese that would shake up expectations a bit. This one does. Sangioveses tend to be very big, very complex, and very tannic wines. Grifone Sangiovese is all of those things, but without the "very". Its nose of raspberry and cherry is intense, its floral, balsamic, and spice flavors are complex, and its long, lingering, satisfying finish is replete with smooth, approachable tannins. Where Sangiovese could be intimidating, Grifone Sangiovese is entirely approachable, easy to drink whether as an aperitif or with a big meal.
We're selling each 750ml bottle of Grifone Sangiovese for $3.99*, a value that will certainly shake up your expectations when it comes to quality wine.
* Grifone Sangiovese IGT is currently available in Trader Joe's stores where wine is sold. It is $3.99 plus tax unless otherwise noted here: NH, VA, GA, FL, KY, NH: 4.99; OH: $5.49. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff. (If we could, we would.)