Sangiovese is not always thought of as a generous wine. In fact, many argue that this is one of the grape’s most appealing features: austere tannins, a generally light body and refreshing red fruits that Sangiovese brings to the table.

Much of the negative impression value priced Sangiovese still carries with it stems from wines produced years or even decades ago. Cheap Chianti was often a pretty awful wine, thin, astringent and ungenerous to the point of being painful to drink. Of course, these wines were sold as being true to type and very nearly destroyed Chianti’s reputation!