Cantine Lunae Auxo 2015
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This great value, entry level red wine from Lunae is a Sangiovese-based blend which is typical of the Colli di Luni red wines, due to its proximity to Tuscany. Colli di Luni is in fact one of the few DOC appellations that straddles over two regions: the easternmost part Liguria (La Spezia) and neighboring coastal Tuscany (Massa Carrara). Everything about the Colli di Luni represents the transition between Liguria and Tuscany - the geography, the grape varieties, the wine styles. The key red-wine grape here is Tuscany's principal red-wine grape Sangiovese, which forms the base (at least 50%) of any Colli di Luni rosso. A number of local varieties add their own unique twist to these blend, notably Canaiolo, Pollera Nera and Ciliegiolo. Sangiovese from this milder climate is usually more fruity than Sangiovese grown in Tuscany.
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Colli di Luni|
Wine SpectatorA bright, juicy red, this delivers cherry, strawberry, tobacco and spice aromas and flavors. Leans toward the dusty tannins on the finish. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Ciliegiolo. Drink now through 2022. 6,666 cases made.