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 IGT 2013

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    Loved it. Wonderful. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • We made a very snap decision to go to the Hollywood Bowl, yesterday.  The ... and just what I like in a Sangiovese--medium-bodied, light on fruit, good on tart acidity.So, the picnic was an easy, raid the fridge, pick up a couple things at Alberson's and buy the rest at a stand at the Bowl.Starting noshes from the fridge: Yes, I know.  My plat... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a ... ... Wine BlogJeremy Wine Co. Sangiovese 2013Hot out? Still want wine? Then think wine regions with warm weather as inspiration for summer reds. Try grapes like Nebbiolo, Grenache (Garnacha), Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo - all are classics, especially if ... Read More

    From the article Superior Red Wines for Summertime


  • Carpineto Dogajolo IGT 2013

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    Wine review by pandjonb


  • Collezione di Paolo Chianti 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Fattoria del Cerro Rosso di Toscana Manero 2013

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    Soft and easy drinking, this has ample fruit, earthy tones, minimal tannic profile with matching acidity this said food. Drink now - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Banfi Centine Toscana 2013

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    This wine offering continues to satisfy. Dark berry fruits with a touch of cherry, wood, earth and chocolate. Medium chewy tannins with balanced acidity give a mouthwatering finish. Drink now. Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Banfi Centine Toscana 2013

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    Wine review by eaglebass


  • Azienda Agricola le Caniette Rosso Piceno Nero di Vite 2005

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2011

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    Black and blue fruits on the nose even if a bit shy. A rather heavy dark cherry on the palate followed by enough acid to balance and finished rather long with mouth drying tannins, Reminded me a bit of a tannat blend. Interesting and different. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • 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.

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