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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  • Hasn’t it? When we started Snooth back in 2007, rosé was not such ... ... Creston Ridge Vineyard Sangiovese Rosé Paso Robles 2017Fresh peach and dried persimmon notes with a hint of something herbal and a bit of fresh melon. Zesty and bright on the palate with orange leaf, creamsicle and strawberry notes with a really pleasant fresh pumpkin n... Read More

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  • Field Recordings Creston Ridge Vineyard Sangiovese Rose Paso Robles 2017

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    Fresh peach and dried persimmon notes with a hint of something herbal and a bit of fresh melon. Zesty and bright on the palate with orange leaf, creamsicle and strawberry notes with a really pleasant fresh pumpkin note and a floral finish. Truly intriguing and a nice departure from the norm. 91 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Il Molino di Grace Il Volano Toscana IGT 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tommasi Poggio Al Turk Rompicollo Tuscany 2015

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    Cheery cherry and floral rose petal aromas, light and fresh. A touch tart on the palate with earthy notes of cranberry, cherry and red currant with a soft elegant mouthfeel and good structure. Finishes with notes of mixed berry and good length. Very approachable - a crowd pleaser with an affable demeanor. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Acorn Alegria Vineyards Sangiovese Russian River Valley 2014

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    Dark plum, soft cherry and brown sugar aromas with a fruit forward, lightly perfumed strawberry and cherry pie filling note on the nose. Approachable and freshly fruited flavors of light oak and smoke with a mixed berry, dark cherry fruit blend and a finish of textured tannin and vanilla smoke. 90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 2012

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    Savory and dusty with a touch of heat, light spice and juicy raspberry and strawberry notes. This has a pleasantly floral palate of cranberry, cherry and strawberry fruit, tart and puckering with acidity and more dusty earth, finishing with gritty, chewy tannins and more floral berry and blossom notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Monte Antico Toscana 2013

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    A very neutral wine: pleasant but not creative; bland but not boring; not to tart even less sweet. a conundrum wine that one just keeps drinking trying to define it. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Viticcio Morellino di Scansano 2015

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    Intoxicating nose of black currant and blackberry with light floral notes and pleasant fresh blueberry. Dry, drying and richly textured on the palate with full blown earth and notes of leather, this bears a lot of fruit character of blackberry and black cherry with espresso and dark chocolate flavors and a tart finish. 90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre IGT 2013

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    Gift from Jim Powers. Very good red blend. My lovely wife sad it beat the Uno Malbec. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Viticcio Massaia Rose Tuscany 2016

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    Something herbal here on the nose with ripe cherry and strawberry fruit. Flavors continue through to the palate where it's joined by light watermelon and a tart finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Hi, i'm Self.I wondering how i can receive some samples? Thank's

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  • Does this wine contain any oak

    Comment by 1116307available 1116307 available


  • 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.

    Comment by 395195Barbara Ann 25 395195 Barbara Ann 25


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  • Check the blog for tasting reports on 24 Sangiovese.

    Comment by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


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