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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  • Helix Sangiovese Stillwater Creek Vineyard Columbia Valley 2010

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    The wine is a lovely garnet color in the glass with great clarity. The nose is ... somewhat old school sort of Sangiovese. The taste is quite nice, with a rush of berry fruit and cherry cola that transitions nicely to some wonderful earthy spice notes midpalate. The tannins are nicely integrated, giving support to a very long and smooth dry ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • JD, Mark, great time last night, hope this is just the first of many!Rob, ... ... was a nicely nuanced, 80% sangiovese, 20% cab sauv blend that was holding up extremely well.  This Super Tuscan was very well balanced but definitely on the darker fruit side and we probably could have given it some more air time to really show its stuff. The Sic... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Few Snoothers @ AR Cucina


  • Met up with Mark and Roger, along with our wives and Ryan last night @ AR Cucina. My first time there, and seemed to be a perfect fit, casual and somewhat lively atmosphere, and good italian food ranging from salads, (not so heavy) pizza's, pasta's, and risotto. My wife and I tasted from all categories except the pasta, and all were very good.We... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Few Snoothers @ AR Cucina


  • Tenuta Lilliano Chianti Classico 2013

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    Wine review by armysaint


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... grapes as Syrah, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Malvasia doing well in their warm climate. But the Gruet family has shown that the diversity of New Mexico’s landscape can go beyond these varieties, and so, it makes one think that perhaps the potential of... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • OT, I'm not saying you should come around.  Where you live, there are ... ... be a great candidate for Sangiovese.  Thirty-three years ago a GF of mine who was the daughter of a classics scholar and spent a great deal of time in Italy looked out over that land at what would have been the end of the growing season and said, "It looks just like ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The wine geeks holy grail, I...


  • The amount of viognier in a syrah based wine is always very small, usually 5% ... ... on its own, unlike, say, Sangiovese. So tonight we're having brisket at a Seder and I'm bringing the wine.  Leaving the Viognier at home.  I'll take a white and a rose, but the white will be a boring Chard for folks who like that.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Viognier


  • MY FIRST VISIT TO BERN'S STEAKHOUSE - Tampa (4/8/2017)Like any true wine geek when I was informed of a trade show in Tampa my first thought was "I'm making reservations at Bern's." I have friends who live in Tampa about 3 min from the restaurant so we hooked up for a fun three top. Rachel came recommended as a Somm so I requested her in advance.... Read More

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  • Aros Rosso Corte Medicea Bollina 95lm 2014

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    This wine is 50% Sangiovese and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is drinking well now. No need to lay down. The combination of these two grapes is amazing. I guess we call this a Super Tuscan. this could be my go to wine during the week. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • One of my few discoveries this year has been CA Viognier of all things.As per usual, someone on WB posted the details of the latest Dirty & Rowdy release, and at first glance, it seemed like a release I wouldn't be interested in....then I got to remembering a 2014 Kamen Viognier that a friend opened recently (in India nonetheless), and how surpr... Read More

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