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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Sangiovese is touted as the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. It is most frequently associated with Tuscany; being the catalyst for Brunello, Chianti, and Vino Nobile de Montepulciano. However, Sangiovese is as much at home in Romagna as it is in Tuscany. In fact, according to the Consorzio Vini di Romagna, pre-historic evidence sugges... Read More

    From the article There's another side to Sangiovese wines.


  • Monsanto Chianti Classico Reserva 2010

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