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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  • Today my wife Sandra took her friend Marlene out on the town in a big way to ... to ... 2% Grenache, 1% Sangiovese, 0.5% Cabernet Franc, and 0.5% Tempranillo.Critical AcclaimJH93Australian Wine Companion - "Medium purple-crimson; the wine is certainly mouthfilling, but has excellent balance and an attractive range of flavors anchored on plum ... Read More

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  • Altesino Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Rosso di Altesino 2006

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    Wine review by babyubu1


  • Here’s a recipe for you: An incomparably rich winemaking history, ... ... ... history, the magic of Sangiovese, and the piece de resistance: the Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2010. Did you miss it? Click here to watch the entire virtual tasting now. If you haven’t got a whole hour to spare, click through the slide... Read More

    From the article Ruffino Chianti Virtual Tasting: The Recap


  • Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2010

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    The nose shows aromatic black cherry, bay leaf, underbrush, black cherry liquor, with a solid dark, core of fruit surrounded by subtle rustic characteristics. The palate has solid blackberry and black cherry fruit, with flint Earth, a touch of mint, and a firm, dark finish that has plenty of grip.The acidity supports everything well in this masc... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Wine review by Kirill Menyalin


  • I'm on a big Sangiovese binge right now! Here is an incredible Chianti Classico from Costco (yes, Costco) that clocks in at 7 bucks.  This is from Cafaggio and spends 24 months in 2nd use French Oak and another 5 months in bottle before release.  Where else are you going to find that kind of quality for less than 10 dollars?  How about less than... Read More

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  • Let’s take a trip back in time. Close your eyes and imagine yourself an ... Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese. Expect great things in the coming years, and a trip down a North Carolina wine trail is already an excellent way to spend a weekend. But if you can't make it down soon, here are a few wines to try. When you do visit, be sure to ex... Read More

    From the article Underrated Wine Travel: North Carolina


  • But most Cali Sangio seems to be grown in the wrong place.  I used to date ... sure you're right about Sangiovese being planted in the wrong places in California, Fox.  However, planting it somewhere that looks like Chianti may not be the best strategy, either.  Do you remember the articles that Outthere (I think it was him.) posted a few weeks... Read More

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  • Ruffino Reserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2010

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    Aroma of plum and cherry and flowers color is deep red. On the palate I tasted cherry, some cinnamon. Medium tannins. A medium finish with noes of chocolate. An amazing wine. Rate it a 93 Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Coltibuono Chianti Classico Rs 2011

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