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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  • Saved Wines Magic Maker Rose California 2016

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    Fleshy watermelon and strawberry aromas. Quite zesty on the palate with a burst of acidity, tart cherry and watermelon on the palate with a bit more strawberry fruit on the tart tangy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Having a bottle of carnasciale 2008 it is an IGT from Tuscany, believe it is a ... ... Cabernet, and probably Sangiovese. RCKR noticed you bought a couple of 15 Bourdeauxs and Zinfandels, I have tried several Zins,most on recommendations I have gotten from snoothers still do not find them a wine I would buy again,know I am in a minority,they ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Dei Rosso di Montepulciano 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by JPJP1989


  • I’m often asked by novice wine drinkers if Chianti Classico is worth its ... ... and known for producing Sangiovese-based wines in volume, but it’s important to remember that Chianti has eight distinct sub-zones. Chianti Classico is one of them, and arguably the most important. After tasting hundreds of bottles of Chianti Classico, Chianti Cl... Read More

    From the article The Classico in Chianti Matters


  • Corsican wine Some internet research indicates that the niellucciu grape ... ... to, if not the same as, sangiovese.  Also, I learned that Corsican winemaking is heavily influenced by the Italians.  I believe both opinions.  This one is almost like a "soft Chianti."  Lots of bright red berry fruit, but not quite as tart,  A fairly light-bodie... Read More

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  • Castello di Radda Chianti Classico 2014

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    Fresh and clear aromas of cherry and strawberry on the nose with a touch of spice. This is easy drinking on the palate with fresh ripe cherry notes and some red currant, and a soft spice running throughout bolstered by good acidity and a bit of tannin on the finish. 89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ceppeto Chianti Classico 2013

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    Lightly floral aromas are a bit hot with cherry and red currant notes. Juicy and generous black fruit flavors of black cherry, blackberry and a chewy texture finishes with a touch of black pepper and chocolate. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Querciavalle Chianti Classico 2012

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    Earthy and resinous on the nose with notes of smoke, sour cherry and strawberry. Lively and bright on the palate with fresh cherry and raspberry fruit flavors, a focused acidity battling rough tannins and a mixed berry finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2014

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    From all angles this is classic Chianti Classico. The floral cherry with soft earth on the nose opens for a textured palate of fresh cherry, raspberry fruit and a pleasant earth, fresh spice and an earthen finish. Not daring in any way but pleasant, approachable and a safe bet. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Le Regge Chianti Classico 2013

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    This has pleasant notes of cola, fresh cherries and plenty of zesty acidity along for the ride. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth and full of lively spices and fruit. Read More

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