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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  • Rosso di Montalcino Casanova di Neri 2008

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... red wines made of the sangiovese grape from the area around the town of Brunello in Tuscany [the same area as for the Brunello di Montalcino but only needing 6 months as opposed to 2 years in oak]. I served my bottle at a dinner party I hosted at the weekend as the main course was an Italian pas... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Badia a Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 2012

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    Wine review by gmb468


  • Trentadue Old Patch Red Lot# 43 2015

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    Good solid every day dinner wine Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • We're enjoying a really nice Tuscan red from the Morellino di Scansano DOCG ... 2014. This is all or mostly sangiovese with a light perfumed nose. On the tongue this is a fairly light, crisp and refreshing with red fruit, fairly fined grain but obvious tannins and medium acidity. Not very complex but definitely enjoyabl Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Antinori Toscana Villa Antinori 2013

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    Rich red fruit with the italian trademark high acidity that finishes very smoothly with light tannins. This is very nice wine and I would buy it again. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Il Bello Puglia Italy Sangiovese 2015

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    While I find it interesting to taste a variety outside of the oak, this leads me to want the variety in the oak. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Podere Casisano Rosso di Montalcino 2015

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    Fungal, earthy and mineral on the nose with cherry fruit and a pleasantly savory chicken coop note. Deep and rich on the palate, good fresh fruit and excellent balance - this delivers spice, cherry and red currant fruit, smooth supple tannins and a black pepper and floral under-note adding complexity and depth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Nice haul Mark!That White Hawk Sangiovese should be a fun wine to follow. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Sangiovese, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Mourvèdre. The wines range from Bordeaux varietals to Mediterranean styles.  Keep an eye on these – especially in October during Texas Wine Month -- as the prices can’t be beat, the wines are award-... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region is Trending


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