San Giorgio Lungarotti 2006

San Giorgio Lungarotti 2006

This red wine, produced in the heart of Umbria by one of the historical companies in the area, has a full, aromatic body and a robust structure.
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TypeRed Wines
Wine zoneTorgiano
Appellation or VineSangiovese
CompositionSangiovese, Canaiolo (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)
Alcoholic Content14
Bottle typeBordolese
Content (cl)75
Glass typeChianti Classico
This is a "super vino di tavola" with a full, solid structure, and a strong, robust, aromatic body. Its uniqueness is in the winning combination of Sangiovese and Cabernet grapes and the percentages with which they are combined. This is a well-balanced wine of good character and undoubted elegance. It is at its best after it has been aged for a long time.

The producer

The Lungarotti cellars were founded by the recently deceased Giorgio Lungarotti, one of the patriarchs of Italian oenology. In the decades following the Second World War, he transformed an old rural family-run concern, which was already respected in the local area for the quality of its wines, into a highly specialised wine-making business. He made sure that the potential of land and the cellars was exploited to the full by using avant-garde techniques in management of vineyards, selection of the grapes, wine-making, refinement and research. Lungarotti achieved a level of continuity in the production of serious wines which won the company one of the very first D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. classifications in Italy in 1968 and 1990 respectively. The 250 hectares of vineyards mean that wine-making is completely autonomous. Over the years the company has expanded, introducing innovations that derive from the cutting edge of modern research. For the most part, this has happened since Giorgio's daughter, Chiara Lungarotti, a wine-making specialist, joined the company. Maria Grazia, Chiara's mother and an art historian, has opened a Museum of Wine, run by the Lungarotti Foundation, of which she is director.

Best with

This wine is exceptional when served as an accompaniment to red meat, game and spicy cheeses.

How to serve it

Due to the length of time the wine has remained in the bottle it is recommended to decant it into a carafe to allow it to air so that its roundness can be fully appreciated. The wine should be served at 16 - 18 degrees centigrade. The best glasses to use are clear, transparent crystal goblets.

How to keep

If kept well, this wine has an average conservation period of about twenty years. The bottles should be laid horizontally in a cool, dark, humid wine-cellar.


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Recommended Glass
Chianti Classico