Sangiovese

Species: Vitis Vinifera
Parentage: Offspring of Ciliegiolo & “Calabrese Montenuovo” (A nearly extinct grape variety)
Aliases: Brunello, Sangiovese Grosso
Grape Color: Purple
Regions: Primarily Tuscany; also Romagna, Lazio, Campania, Sicily


Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central Italy, with the capability to produce styles ranging from red wines to still wines, sparkling wines to dessert wines, It’s the grape every grape wants to be, with at least 14 Sangiovese clones existing today.

Sangiovese is excellent as a blend, but when used as a sole varietal, it is hard and acidic. Winemakers tend to blend this varietal with Bordeaux grapes, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, and even white wine grapes, sometimes Trebbiano and Malvasia. Sangiovese’ role in Tuscany’s famous Chianti wines is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon’s key presence in Bourdeaux wines -- A typical Read more »

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  • Super Bowl XLIX will be played on February 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix ... ... Arizona89% Zinfandel, 9% Sangiovese, 2% Petite Sirah12.8% abv. Dominant aroma and flavor of strawberries, with a strong citrus element. Strawberry lemonade? That's close, and this is fairly strong for a dry rosé. It reminds me a lot of some of the stronger Cali... Read More

    From the article How to Pair Wine with Super Bowl Foods


  • Poggio Lontano Brunello di Montalcino 2005

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    Maybe because this was way In the back of my wine fridge and I forgot about it but I just opened it tonight to compliment braised short ribs and it was perfect! Would have saved some more if I knew!! Read More

    Wine review by bevbro


  • A bush fire which burned through 12,500 hectares of land in Australia's ... more vigorous varieties like Sangiovese and Shiraz are more susceptible to smoke's compounds than less vigorous varieties. However, he said, “that's up in the air a little bit and that's a question that requires a little bit more research to get a definitive answer on.... Read More

    From the article Adelaide Hills Winemakers Discuss Fire Damage


  • 2010 Petra Ebo Val di Cornia Suvereto Rosso, Tuscany, Italy 2010

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    Had at Antonio Ristorante, while visiting Addison. Great Italian Restaurant with a well rounded Wine list. Opens savory and floral, medium full mouthfeel, Well balanced tannins and acidity, but dry. Finishes long and savory. Went well with both an Artichoke Soup and Tortellini in Cream Sauce. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Rodano Chianti Classico 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by edditnyc


  • Chianti Classico Melini Terrarossa 2007

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    Hands down the best Chianti I've ever had. Bottle says "2007 Terrarossa Chianti Classico Riserva.". Wonderful wine. Slightly fruity nose, very nice finish. Had almost a buttery smooth clean finish to it. Bottle didn't last much more than an hour! Very very nice. Was given it as a gift but have not been able to locate it since. Read More

    Wine review by yoscott


  • There’s nothing more comforting and warming on a cold winter evening than ... ... In blends, such as the Sangiovese-based wines of Montefalco Rosso DOC, a little Sagrantino goes a long way – adding depth, structure, and tannin to the final wine. In the case of Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG wines, 100% Sagrantino is required and the wines are a... Read More

    From the article Robust Red Wines to Enjoy This Winter


  • The Ojai Vineyard Syrah White Hawk Vineyard Santa Barbara County 2010

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    Very fresh nose of strawberry peach. A bit harsh on the tip of the tonguesour. ... had. Recently, I had a 2012 Sangiovese, and it was also quite tart. About a year ago I had a 2006 Syrah that was excellent. Im wondering if wines from this vineyard need to lay around for a few year Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Picked this up when I visited the winery, last month.  When we returned ... ... a month ago I had a 2012 Sangiovese that was TART, TART, TART.  About a year ago I had a 2006 Syrah that was excellent.  I'm wondering if wines from these vineyards need to rest for several years before tasting.LIke OT, I'm happy to do the research.  When it's good... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Poliziano Losha Morellino di Scansano 2010

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Does this wine contain any oak

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  • Does it contain any Oak - in an Oak barrel or stainless steel barrel?

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  • the best Sangiovese I ever drank was a 2006 Deerfield Ranch from Alpicella vineyard in Sonoma.

    Comment by 1048507SonomaD 1048507 SonomaD


  • I am partial to Italian wines. It must be a cultural thing, as my parents were immigrants. Last week, I was introduced to Il Poggio Sangiovese Rubicone 2008 at my Italian conversation group. It was love at first sip ... I bought a case. Life is too short ... drink fine wines which can be bought a good price. There are many treaures out there wa...

    Comment by 497150Paula Giangreco 497150 Paula Giangreco


  • What is a 100% Sangiovese wine? Preferably from 2006.

    Comment by 466368ssu 466368 ssu


  • The fact that there is nary a bottle of Canaletto, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo to be bought anywhere, says it all. At around $10 a bottle, it probably deserves more than a 3 out of 5 rating but what do I know? I just like drinking it when I can get it.

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