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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  • Spigallo Chianti DOCG 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Spigallo Chianti DOCG 2013

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    Fine wine: intense and complex to the nose: black and red berry, spicy note. Read More

    Wine review by FPFM


  • Rosé Rocks! By Cornerstone 2014

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    Simple and fresh aromas of ripe watermelon and cherry. Round and soft in the mouth, this shows a bit of fat around the edges and a core of ripe cherry and strawberry flavors that make it approachable and clean while still having a lot of body to it. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chariot Gypsy Red NV

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    Unbelievably smooth, dry but not drying, peppery finish.. Awesome. Buy it at Trader Joes Read More

    Wine review by reneeannbutler


  • Fattoria Dei Barbi Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 2007

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    Slightly ochre in color. Fairly fruity on entry--red plum, raspberry. Fairly stiff tannin. Bitterness on the rear palate--this seems to diminish with subsequent tastes. As the meal profressed, I can't say this wine improved. It really seemed unbalanced. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • This is the time of the year that you see a slew of rosé wine reviews, ... Miner Mendocino Rosato of Sangiovese: Retail $20. Saignée of Sangiovese. The Miner shows considerable fruit--strawberry, raspberry, and just a hint of banana. On the palate, the fruit persists, and the acidity comes in. This is a solid effort. Very Good 87-89 Points. 20... Read More

    From the article It's Time to Get Serious About Rose


  • Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 1992

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... Romans made mainly from the sangiovese grape.In 1716 the Duke of Tuscany decreed that only wine from certain villages between Florence and Siena could be called Chianti but the area has been extended considerably since.The original area got the coveted DOCG status in 1996 where w... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Rosso di Montalcino 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Conti di San Bonifacio Monteregio di Massa Marittima 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jay LL


  • Tiziano Chianti 2012

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    Very average. Nice pizza wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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