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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  • Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence ... ... grigio, sagrantino, and sangiovese. Coquerel Wines makes verdelho, tempranillo, and late-harvest sauvignon blanc. I haven’t scratched the surface of the depth and breadth of the Napa Valley’s wine options, as there are approximately 475 physical wineries, n... Read More

    From the article Wine Myths: Debunked


  • Some interesting Chianti Classico, at good prices, vouched for by our very own ... and the remarkably mutable Sangiovese grape.This expression, born in the vineyard, is ably put into bottle by a family that believes in tradition as well as progress. I was sad to see their very old Sangiovese vineyards uprooted this past year – it’s rare to fin... Read More

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  • Galioffo Vin Santo del Chianti DOCG 2009

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    Tried this recently while on a walking food tour in Florence, Italy, and dipped cantucci biscotti into the wine. Our tour guide told us this is a popular dessert among locals. Delicious! Read More

    Wine review by RobynLF


  • Saturday (16 July) started off with me trying to finish the assembly of a ... ... Renieri Rosso Di Montalcino (Sangiovese).  We started the Italian wine to enjoy while talking and showing off the TV and our newly painted rooms to our guests and then with dinner I decanted the Oregon wine to serve with grilled chicken and lamb chops.  It was ni... Read More

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  • Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of ... ... a Rosé produced from Sangiovese sourced at Seven Hills Vineyard in Walla Walla Valley. This Rosé has a beautiful pale pink hue. Aromas of wild strawberry are dotted with bits of crème fraiche. Red fruits flavors dominate the palate and lead to a crisp, refreshing... Read More

    From the article Washington & Oregon Wines Tread the Line


  • Planning to do some exploring into Italy's other wine varietals, those ... ... the fanfare or popularity of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto, etc.First up is a Ruche with a few years bottle age by Montalbera, apparently a lighter wine that was traditionally brought out for special occassions...figure this should make for a nice aper... Read More

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  • Brutocao Quadriga Hopeland Ranches 2011

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    wonderful blend, quiet, peaceful yet strong and resilient just like a good wine should be. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian Delle Vigne Vigna Ferrovia Antinori 98js 2010

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    Wine review by Stubs66


  • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian Delle Vigne Vigna Ferrovia Antinori 98js 2010

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  • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian Delle Vigne Vigna Ferrovia Antinori 98js 2010

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Check the blog for tasting reports on 24 Sangiovese.

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