The traditional red variety of the Marches, Sangiovese, is used in this wine. It displays a lively ruby red color. The intense and rich bouquet is fruity with notes of ripe cherries. Flavor is refined and delicately tannic, it has a gentle structure and is remarkably easy to drink.
Established by Antonio Garofoli in 1871, the Garofoli estate is the oldest wine company in the Marche, Italy. His son Gioacchino continued his father’s work and founded Gioacchino Garofoli in 1901. He was succeeded by his sons, Dante and Franco, and they were both succeeded by Franco’s sons, Carlo and Gianfranco.
Marche takes both sides in the Sangiovese/Montepulciano rivalry of central Italy, and so does Garofoli. Monte Reale presents the case for Sangiovese, a pure Sangiovese wine sourced from vineyards across the region. The wine’s name comes from one of the main streets in the pilgrimage city of Loreto.
Pairs well with breads, ham, hard cheese, Pasta, red meat, and roasted vegetables.