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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Sangiovese on Snooth

  • Coltibuono Cancelli Toscana IGT 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by ramblero


  • Awesome!  Thanks for posting the link here Lucha.I'm happy to see the ... ... I have some Washington Sangiovese (SilverBack Winery) and am looking forward to trying it.  When I'm down in the Claw next, I'll look for the Pomu Read More

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  • I posted a Washington Tempranillo & Rioja in the Watcha Drinkin thread a couple of weeks ago in celebration of the Vuelta Espans.  DVogler wanted to know how the Washington Tempranillo tasted.  Here is my answer! Read More

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  • Basilica Cafaggio Chianti Classico 2010

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    Decent. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Poggio Ventoso Tuscany Italy Toscano Rosso 2012

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    not every day does one open a bottle and upon the first sip states, "WOW"! this is a great bottle and an excellent wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 1995

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    Wine review by CH2


  • Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Molise 2011

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    This 100% Sangiovese from the obscure province of Molise is a fine exemplar of good quality and reasonable price for every day drinking by all but the most destitute. Sweet cherry licorice whip on the nose with hints of blueberry are followed by a smooth entry of tree bark (oak, no doubt) and Kirsch-like cherry. Great value. 86 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno Superiore 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino Tuscany 2011

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    Mille Gratis Table #52 and Mr. FOX at Barolo.- 3 very, very, different bottles ... Fox) was informed Re: 100% Sangiovese and her bizarre behavior. What an adventure. Thanks Mr. Fox. @ Baro Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Kunde Red Dirt Red 2008

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    Wine review by SpaceBoy


  • Does this wine contain any oak

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

    Comment by 1116307available 1116307 available


  • 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.

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