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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  • Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2005

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    This was around $19, Wine Spectator gave it a 84.We like it. Easy drinking. You're not making cringing faces when you drink it. Went really well with our chicken.Better than the 2004 Avignonese Vino Nobile di Montepulciano we had the next night. Read More

    Wine review by chock


  • Trader Moon Sangiovese California Tuscan Moon 2005

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    Great wine for watching Final Four with! Cheap! Read More

    Wine review by Methuselah130


  • Icario Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2003

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    A wonderful wine that would be a superb compliment to a rich, italian dish. It's smoothness is unlike any Montepulciano that I've had in a while. I will be buying many more bottles of this. We actually drank it with friends during a get together where no food was involved, but it was great to share a wine this outstanding with good friends. Read More

    Wine review by Winehorn


  • Da Vinci Chianti 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by ChefAndy


  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by magoozsuz


  • Rocca Delle Macie Chianti 2004

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    Wine review by dcelichowski


  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2001

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    Wine review by raymondt0


  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2003

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    Wine review by raymondt0


  • Da Vinci Chianti 2005

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    THis is not you dry Chianti. This is new world style. It has a bit of Cab and Syrah in the blend. VEry easy drinking with something to back it. Not a big finish. But not your ordinary Chianti. Read More

    Wine review by Primat119


  • I am often asked, usually by skeptical non-wine people, what it is that drew me ... lure of blending in some non-Sangiovese and/or muscular southern Italian wine to balance your offering has to be strong.And then I thought does it even make a difference? I mean, I tasted through the wines thinking they were all Brunellos and the knowledge that ... Read More

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