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


    Fairly generic and mundane sangio. Not a lot going on with this Rosso di Montalcino, some subtle black cherry on the nose, a bit black cherry and a touch of leather on the palate with some scratchy tannins, medium (-) acidity and a short finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • OT, a winery in your neck of the woods that you haven't visited?  You ... ... blend is 40% Niellucciu (Sangiovese), 30% Sciaccarellu (Pollera Nera), 15% Merlot and 15% Grenach Read More

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  • Picchetti Winery Sangiovese 2012


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Colle Solato Sangiovese Merlot


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    Wine review by ingjmalvarez

  • We feel that if a geographic area has shown wine excellence throughout a long ... as highly as Nebbiolo and Sangiovese, Aglianico is a mutation of “Hellenico”; that is, the Greek grape, brought by Greek colonists to Magna Graecia perhaps as early as the 8th Century BC. It is Southern Italy’s most important vine. It flourishes throughout Molise... Read More

    From the article Campania Wine: Something Very Old, Something Very New

  • Casa Bottega Brunello di Montalcino Il Vino Dei Poeti 2008


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    Wine review by gntop1

  • Casanova Della Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova 2014


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    Wine review by dougorama

  • Spalletti Chianti 2010


    The wine is a bright garnet color in the glass with great clarity as is typical ... ... The nose is pure Tuscan Sangiovese, with earthy aromas of leather, smoke and peat over a fruit foundation of ripe plum and blackberry. The taste takes be back to a lunch of Tuscan Toast I had in Florence back in 1995, with some ripe blackberry and plum at ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka

  • Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2010


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    Wine review by Liandra160

  • Enjoyed this Remy sangiovese with some BLTs this evening.Fairly fruit forward and a bit tart on the tongue. Loads of bright red cherry, a hint of lime and mouth watering acidity.  There isn't a lot of body here and the tannins are fairly light weight but this is a fun mid-week drinker, might be a bit on the pricey side, or maybe I just opened it... Read More

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