The Globerati label indicates they are “Wines of the World.” According to their website, Globerati “stalks the finest vineyards of the world, swooping in at the opportune moment to bring you the latest sensational wine.” Their products listed include a Gascogne Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon from France, a Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, a Bonarda from Argentina and this Sangiovese from Italy. Their parent company is Wine Exchange, Inc. out of Novato, CA.
Interestingly, this is the second inexpensive Sangiovese I’ve found at Whole Foods bottled by the folks at Casa Vinicola Botter. The first was the Gran Conti Sangiovese Rubicone 2012. Looks like the Botter folks make quite a bit of Sangiovese!
Wine: Sangiovese Rubicone
Appellation: Rubicone IGT, Italy
Price: $6.99 at Whole Foods
Notes: Another Italian red that was a deep garnet color in the glass. On the nose I caught aromas of earth, dark fruit, herbs and a hint of oak. This was light-bodied with a noticeable but gentle viscosity. Acidity was lively, and the tannins were in the medium range. Alcohol was at 12%. On the tongue this was a peppery Sangiovese with plenty of oak, black cherry, a hint of red licorice and notes of green herbs. The finish was of roughly medium duration with more pepper, the herbs, and a haunting of red licorice. It was yet another pleasant budget Sangiovese. I think the peppery nature of this selection helps reduce the perception of sweetness on the palate – something I personally appreciated. I can imagine this wine would be good accompanying a red sauce pasta, lasagna or maybe a pork chop.