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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  • Ledger David Cellars Sangiovese Rogue Valley Southern Oregon 2014

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    Lovely aromas of floral and endless ripe black cherry with pleasant spice. On the palate, a bit tart with cherry and cranberry notes, medium acidity and chewy tannins, finishing with a bit of medicine and licorice, candied strawberry and dry earth. 89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • La Fornace Brunello Montalcino 2012

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    Ripe floral cherry blossom and cranberry fruit, a touch of strawberry and mushroomed earth. This is pure, tart, refreshing with bold spice yet it carries appropriately delicate fruit notes of cherry, strawberry and red currant. Its also savory throughout, with mineral earthiness and a chewy tannic structure gripping the mid palate and holding th... Read More

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  • Nozzole Chianti DOCG 2007

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    I like it very much Read More

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  • Cennatoio Chianti Clasico 2009

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    No written review

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  • Livernano Chianti Classico 2009

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    A very really ratio quality/price, it tastes really nice in mouth Read More

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  • Tonight's (Sat) was to introduce a new member to various wines and ... ... years easily.Now about that Sangiovese...I've  had all of the other wines before - several times - without hangover or headaches.  Sulfides and me don't agree - headaches.  I woke up at about 3-3:30am with a pounding headache - a 3 Aleve headache - that lasted until abo... Read More

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  • Luccio Chianti 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Tenuta Sassoregale Sangiovese 2015

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    Had at Ambrose Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Montalcino, a Tuscan town in Central Italy, is known for its superior wines. It ... and Rosso di Montalcino, two Sangiovese grape-based wines of great renown. Both classifications (Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino) are produced in accordance with strict Italian winemaking laws that ensure quality product. Brunello di Montalcino re... Read More

    From the article Life Before and After Brunello


  • San Pietro In Avenano Toscana Rosso Montesenese 2013

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    while it has an edge, there is still the quality of sangiovese that one comes to expect from Italy Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


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

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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.

    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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