2016 Magnus Tarija Sangiovese, Bolivia
The self-made Bolivian winemaker, Liz Zambra is known as the black sheep in the family. Her boutique winery with exclusive production, backs right up to Argentina's Northwestern border.
Her wine is a unique variation of the Sangiovese grape, agile and perfect for warm weather or with a variety of foods. Super light nose, subtle red fruit, hint of leather and touch of charcuterie meatiness to balance out the fruit notes. It finishes with mouth watering acidity and slick tannins.
Sangiovese, an import and primary varietal from Italy, is well suited to Tarija’s high altitude sunshine. Back in its home region of Tuscany, Sangiovese can handle the toughest, driest conditions, and the most intense sun. After studying wine in Italy, Liz knew that with a bit of patience, and some oak barrels she would be able to create a unique Bolivian Sangiovese that pays homage to Italy, while pioneering a new style in Bolivian wine.
This Sangiovese is elegant, yet powerful, showing lots of caramelized fruit, leather and fig.