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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  • Piccini Chianti 2012

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    Good wine, excellent with food, good for a casual dinner. Not that complex and a little on the sour side but still fine. Read More

    Wine review by Tony Colozza


  • Poggio Bonelli Tramonto d'Oca 2010

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    Intoxicating fresh earth and savory herb aromas hide sun drenched black currant and black cherry fruit. Creamy dark chocolate and dark black cherry flavors on the palate with gripping tannins and a full rich palate of oak spice, vanilla bean and savory olive Notes. The tannins continue through to the spiced herbal finish where they continue to g... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Da Vinci Chianti 2015

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    Had it from market district Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Fertuna Lodai 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Gustafson


  • Falesco Vitiano Rosso 2014

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    Elaine bought at Wie Guy. Says have with steak or pasta. Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Tenute del Cerro "Manero" Rosso di Toscana 2013

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    This is ready to go - waiting would be a waste. Smooth and effortless to drink this loaded with cherries, earth, moderate tannins and balanced acidity. 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Tenute del Cerro "Manero" Rosso di Toscana 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by effell


  • Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

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    Light-bodied red wine. Pretty much what I expect from a Chianti. Light-bodied. Light red fruit flavor. The most noticeable characteristic is tartness. Easy drinking. Even on a hot summer day. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Garofoli Rosso Piceno Farnio 2015

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    excellent wine, very drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by effell


  • Benessere Estate Sangiovese 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by anstett


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