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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  • You know the wines of Tuscany, sure – but it’s such a blanket term. ... ... is synonymous with the Sangiovese grape, Maremma is different. Here, we see the region’s potential for a variety of grapes – including those hailing from France, used to make both blends and varietal wines. In fact, less than half of Maremma’s 8,550 hectares are used t... Read More

    From the article One of Tuscany's Best Kept Secrets

  • Interesting question about the Chianti and Lambrusco. Short answer is that I ... looking for. Chianti, from Sangiovese, can be very tart and also tannic. But again, that depends on the style in some part. You have the same grape, but some of the old school kinds are lighter and more acidic, and then some of the others add a bit of Merlot or Ca... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • San Felice Chianti Classico Il Grigio Riserva 2011


    Cranberry/rusty coloration with a near tawny brown tinge around the edge....decent clarity, but does have some slight murkiness. Good legs suggesting a medium body. The aromas are mellow, and with deep cherry, pomegranate, subdued oak, hints of peppercorn spice and very slight Earthiness. The flavors follow suit, with the da... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Duca Bortini di Montebello Terre Siciliane Sangiovese 2015


    Polished off two of the three bottles in my cellar during a long dinner evening with a couple we have been friends with for almost 40 years. Paired nicely with a slow cooker pork roast, our kick-off to the Thanksgiving week 2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • What yr is Ladouy - been drinking them for years.  I like them best at the ... possible to get good quality sangiovese and nebbiolo from that that vintage - and for that matter the 2016 - at reasonable prices. Good to hear from you Jack - how's the wif Read More

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  • Chianti Adventure Series Malizia Pontedera Italy 2016


    Aldi, Oct./2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Tenuta di Ghizzano Il Ghizzano Red Blend Tuscany 2016


    Dry, fungal and earthy aromas with plum and cranberry fruit with some red currant and mineral salinity. Tart and refreshing with drying tannins and expressive fruit, raspberry and red currant notes, light cherry and a touch of spice, this is clean and light - a good complement to food with good minerality and acidity without overpowering. Very l... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Giancarlo Chianti


    Had in Jeffersonville IN Read More

    Wine review by gmb468

  • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico 2014


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

    Comment by 2131332Self666 2131332 Self666

  • 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.

    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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  • Check the blog for tasting reports on 24 Sangiovese.

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