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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  • Podere Paganico Rosso di Montalcino 2012

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    Color is light in the glass and the wine is light on the palate. Red fruit, sharp acidity and soft tannins with a soft touch of french oak. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Chianti Monsanto Italy 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mahee Ferlini


  • Caiarossa Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Caiarossa 2004

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    Tried a bottle early just to see how it develops. Looking forward to this in the coming year. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Cabreo Il Borgo 1993

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... making this blend of 70% sangiovese and 30 % cabernet sauvignon that spends 18 months in oak barrels since 1985. It is classified as a Vino Da Tavola Di Toscana or an IGT as it does not count as a DOC or DOCG because of the blend. I started my bottle last night with my pizza su... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Torciano Chianti Crete Rosse 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by radu120


  • Santa Christina Antinori 2008

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    Smooth-great with pizza Read More

    Wine review by djd3


  • Rosso d'Orcia Cardinali 2012

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    Un vino fresco, al naso leggermente fruttato, al gusto sapido, armonioso, con un intenso sapore di ciliegia. Ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Antinori Villa Antinori Toscana 2010

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    Colore rosso rubino intenso. Profumo intenso e complesso che ricorda la prugna matura, il bosso e la nocciola. In bocca il vino presenta un buon corpo, rotondo con tannini morbidi e vellutati, lungo e saporito. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Morellino di Scansano DOCG 2013

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    Questo vino realizzato a partire da uve Sangiovese Piccolo, è un vino fresco e leggermente fruttato (ciliegia), un vino dal colore non troppo scuro, sorretto da una buona acidità, nel complesso equilibrato pur conservando una gradevole astringenza. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Fox, we are having guests, tonight, and I was thinking of offering that Brooks. ... ... Aglianico, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese.  A few feet from the tasting room is Caparone's other passion.  He restores Lincoln Zephyrs.As I mentioned someplace on this board I belong to the Imagery winery club.  Imagery is a second label of Benziger, and they diff... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


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