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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  • Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2010

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    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Enjoyed this Remy sangiovese with some BLTs this evening.Fairly fruit forward and a bit tart on the tongue. Loads of bright red cherry, a hint of lime and mouth watering acidity.  There isn't a lot of body here and the tannins are fairly light weight but this is a fun mid-week drinker, might be a bit on the pricey side, or maybe I just opened it... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Remy Wines Sangiovese Kiona Vineyard 2012

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    Nice enough sangiovese from Remy of McMinnville, Oregon. Fairly fruit forward and a bit tart on the tongue. Loads of bright red cherry, a hint of lime and mouth watering acidity. There isn't a lot of body here and the tannins are fairly light weight but this is a fun mid-week drinker, might be a bit on the pricey side. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Corsica may fall under French jurisdiction, but its spirit is clearly distinct ... genetics strongly resemble Sangiovese.The Nielluccio grape’s origin has been a subject of debate: Some believe it is native to Corsica, while others feel it was brought to Corsica by the Genoese of Northern Italy some time during their rule of the area (between ... Read More

    From the article Catch the Corsican Rose Wave


  • La Murata Toscana IGT 2013

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    The palate delivers perfumed and luscious red fruit shrouded in barely perceptible fine tannins. Theres a surprising mineral note as well as some hints of wet earth and it finishes with a wonderful freshness. Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Il Muro Chianti DOCG 2013

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    aromatic, aromas of cinnamon and other spices, cherries and cherry pips, supple berry fruit and just little nuances of oak Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Il Muretto Sangiovese Toscana IGT 2013

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    color is intense ruby red with a fragrant nose that recalls red fruits Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Galioffo Vin Santo del Chianti DOCG 2009

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    butterscotch and a creaminess of texture! Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Spigallo Chianti DOCG 2011

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    Wine review by FPFM


  • Spigallo Chianti DOCG 2013

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    Fine wine: intense and complex to the nose: black and red berry, spicy note. Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • 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.

    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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