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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  • As a rule of thumb I decant every wine bottle north of $50 for at least 45 mins. During the 45 mins we usually enjoy half a glass of a daily drinker to get our palate ready for the really good stuff. Thoughts on this approach would be great? What's your approach other than PNP.....   Read More

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  • Ca' di Ponti Sangiovese 2012


    Wonderful table wine. Affordable too. Read More

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  • October is National Pasta Month. And of all the Italian culinary products, ... ... ... red wine based on the Sangiovese grape with a touch of Sagrantino. It is what the locals drink in this part of Umbria. Try a Rosso from: Arnaldo Caprai, Perticaia, Colpetrone, Scacciadiavoli or anyother premium producer. If you can’t find it, try a good Chi... Read More

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  • Greg is certainly a very knowledgeable contributor on multiple boards.  I ... ...  It is a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot . (Who was it around here that thought that blending Sangiovese and Merlot would be a good idea?)  I have to say it reminded me very much of a traditional Tuscan Sangio-based wine without quite the acid sharpness.  Peggy h... Read More

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  • Lungarotti San Giorgio Umbria Rosso 2005


    Slightly fungal, earthy aromas on top of fresh red fruit, ripe strawberry and raspberry. There's a slight herbal note as well showing an elegant complexity. Bursting with acidity on entry, this mellows into a mixture of dark oak and red fruit with earthiness taking the lead. Notes of cherry and dark chocolate finish out the wine with a chewy tan... Read More

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  • Lungarotti Torgiano Rosso Rubesco Vigna Monticchio Riserva 2008


    Spicy and sharp notes of ripe raspberry and cherry on the nose. In the mouth, it's nicely tart with good fresh acidity, raspberry and cranberry fruit, a dark chocolate note and robust sharp spice, mostly clove and cinnamon with some black pepper on the finish.87 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2004


    Just an excellent brunello from Fossacolle. This is showing just the slightest amount of bricking on the edges. Nice rustic, earthy nose with a good bit dried red and black fruit. On tasting, black plum, black cherry, a touch of tar, bracing acidity, totally integrated fine grained tannins, all in great balance. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label 2010


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    Wine review by Liandra160

  • Unless you bought them with aging potential in mind, a fair few of your 2013 ... ... to hear that Nebbiolo or Sangiovese can foot that bill, as long as it’s vinified in a lighter, more elegant style. Some of the greatest examples of Sangiovese are in this style, and show great complexity, although they tend to be on the expensive side. One lov... Read More

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  • Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno 2013


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    Wine review by Vintage GB

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