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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  • 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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  • 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


  • Mr.E - 36 attendees, 4 servers, 3 cooking = 42 total people here in my backyard ... Bordeaux body layered with sangiovese cherry.  Drank well, has other 2-3 yrs. of good drinking easily 2. Cambiata Dornfelder  Made in the SLH region it was GREAT - however, it should be noted that it's application was different - We drizzled it over rhubarb coff... Read More

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  • Stefano di Blasi IGT Toscana 2014

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    A recent Naked Wines selection. The Bottle arrived with the Cork protruding about 1/8", so not sure if this bottle is reflective of the norm.First bit of the pour into the glass is a somewhat thin Brown Ruby, but pour a bit more and the wine becomes dense and Ruby. Opens with a bit of Must (like a Leather book), Earth, and Spearmint; then Boysen... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Frescobaldi Castiglioni Chianti 2011

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