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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  • Not very exotic as Ferraris go--they are getting to look more same-y than they ... ... bottle of 2008 Two Mile Sangiovese (actually two--one exhibited some bottle variation, a little riper than I would have liked, a little flabby, but the other was on the mark), and one bottle of Jemrose Cardiac Cuvee, which is a great daily at $15 when Last ... Read More

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  • La Pievaccia Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2005

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    Un vino balsamico, dall'intenso profumo di mora, colore rosso rubino, un vino ... Abbiamo a che fare con un Sangiovese, un vino antico il cui nome deriva da "sanguis jovis", sangue di Giove. Il Brunello in particolare è ricavato dal sangiovese grosso, Dove la differenza sta in una maggiore grandezza dell'acido. Al gusto equilibrato con note d... Read More

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  • Folonari Chianti 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Duca Della Corgna Cantina del Trasimeno Divina Villa Riserva DOC 2008

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    Un vino delicato, ampio ed equilibrato, al naso erbe di campo con sottili toni vegetali, al gusto fragoloso con note di bacche selvatiche. Questo vino riserva, affinato a lungo in botti di rovere equilibria il grado alcolico con un eccezionale morbidezza. Read More

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  • Chianti Classico Riserva Felsina 2010

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  • Ruschieto 2012

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    Rich ruby red. A ripe cherry, with faint notes of chocolate, spices, fresh leather, and perfect for a Sunday Roast. Read More

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  • Il Rosso Decugnano 2008

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    Un vino che è una favola Read More

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  • "They must be legit because they have a YouTube video for their ... ... gamay, tempranillo, sangiovese, nebbiolo, syrah, zin) I feel comfy and grounded, like I've come home for a visit. But it's a big world out there and staying stuck at home can make one stale...  ; Read More

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  • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2006

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    Initial heavy, stinky nose blows off after a few minutes. A fresh one replaces it showing some strawberry, mint, maybe, some citrus. No big blast of fruit on entry, but there is noticeable red berry hints. Very nice, not overwhelming acid. Some hints of earthiness. Fairly stiff tannin sneaks in on the back of the palate. Good wine and one ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Bolla Chianti 2012

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