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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  • Brunello di Montalcino Assunto Bellaria 2011

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    Wine review by Stubs66


  • Brunello di Montalcino Assunto Bellaria 2011

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    Wine review by Stubs66


  • Colpetrone Montefalco Rosso 2011

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    Powdered sugar on the nose with a high fruit top note of cherry compote and floral salinity adding some complexity. In the mouth this has delicate fruit on entry but a well structured palate of chewy tannins and mixed berry notes of raspberry and blueberry, finishing floral with hints of red licorice and fresh cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Camigliano Rosso di Montalcino 2013

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    Wine review by Stubs66


  • Contrada Vallone 2011

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    Beautiful Old World red that expresses the terroir of the Marche. I taste Italian tradition in every sip. Earthy leather on the nose, followed by a terroir-driven taste- leathery fruit through from the front palate to a juicy savoryness mid-palate through the finish. I'll take 2 Read More

    Wine review by zeiger


  • Dominic Hentall Sangiovese Negroamaro IGT 2014

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    Another Naked Wines selection. Very dark opaque Red Purple in the Glass. Opens with Baking Yeast, Flour, and Sour Cherry; a bit of Tar, Oak, and Plum; Flint, Leather, and Cherry; Loads of fruit in a medium round mouthful. Very acidic and tannic which smooths out as it opens further. Rather rustic and a bit too fruit forward for my taste, but int... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tommasi Viticoltori Poggio Al Tufo Rompicollo 2012

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    A ruby garnet in the glass and an inordinate amount legs on glass for only 13% ... fan of this much Cabbie to Sangiovese - it works and it works well. Smooth tannins meld wirh wonderful acidity here. Drink now - Paul 91 poin Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Tommasi Viticoltori Poggio Al Tufo Rompicollo 2012

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    Wine review by Tomeka Ellison


  • VV, do whatever works for you.  I do mine by type, not country, in part ... ... stuff, like nebbiolo and sangiovese, might as well be by country because I have no non-Italian holdings of those to speak of.But if I'm needing a sparkling wine, why look for France, Cali, Oregon, separately?Of course, right now, I just look at the Magic Marker scr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lets see your AWESOME wine...


  • Funny you ask D. My guests brought a Sangiovese with them but we never got that far.The Chave was really interesting. Had a funky sulphur note that needed to blow off but it was young so that was not unexpected. Great purity of fruit.The Scherrer was singing. Damned if Fred doesn't just kill it on this vineyard.  Read More

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