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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  • Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    Rich red fruit with balancing acid and enough tannin for interest. My best ever Chianti. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • A To Z Winery 'Rose' Sangiovese 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by FFLADY


  • Guicciardini Strozzi Sodole 2009

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    Popped and poured. Wine had a sour taste. Then decanted for about 45 minutes and the wine took on a different dimension. Earthy and complex with a very faint hint of sweetness in the background. Very nice medium finish. Turned out to be one of the better Super Tuscans that I have tasted. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Yesterday was good, not good, and then pretty nice.  It all started with a ... ... and Sandra selected the Sangiovese.  All the wines were pretty good with these flights.  We added lamb chops too for $5 more and they are so tasty.So we had a performance later this evening at Wolf Trap (Carmina Burana), and dinner was also planned at Wolf Trap ... Read More

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  • La Lecciaia Rosso di Montalcino 2013

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    Plenty of red berry fruit, dirt, spice with that Montalcino zest at the end. Medium chewy tannins give added texture and the acidity gives this a nice pop and drive at the end. 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Where's the Sangiovese, and the Malbec for that matter?  ;-) Read More

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  • Poggio Basso Chianti 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by Richboldnaged


  • Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2014

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    A perfectly functional winenothing horrible about it, but, also, nothing memorable. Fairly light-bodied. Very light red fruit on the tip of the tongue. Quite acidic, which Im OK with, but might put off other tasters. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • EMARK  a couple of weeks ago you indicated you were surprised that Chianti ... ... Classico was not 100% Sangiovese and anything less than 75% had to shown as IGT,well to my shock I was looking at Vino   Noblie only has to 60-80% Sangiovese. I thought it was the same as Brunello which has to be 100% Sangiovese,especially since they use the sam... Read More

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  • Mythmaker Sangiovese IGT Puglia 2015

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    A recent Tasting Room quarterly selection. Deep opaque red-purple in the Glass.Opens with plum jam and sourdough yeast; then alcohol fruitcake and black cherry; finishes with more of the same and some peach blossom. Medium tannins, body, and mouthful. Surprisingly easy drinking and smooth for the vintage, develops more and more wood, earth, and ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


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