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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  • Well Read California Heartswork Winery Organic and Sulfite Free 2007


    This Trader Joe's exclusive isn't the kind that makes you say, "Mmm" after a taste. It's not really deep or flavorful. Nothing special in the smell. There weren't any stand-out fruit elements, except perhaps very slight pomegranate. It's sour and sharp in the back of the mouth, stinging a bit. The finish is just a bit floral, hinting at lilac or... Read More

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  • So Ive decided that I want to be one of those people. The people that get to ... to ... is the Trio Vintners Sangiovese. Absolutely breathtaking label. I would have this bottle in my house just to be able to look at it every day. What about DaMa Cabernet very elegant, would look great in my red kitchen too. And who cant laugh at the simplicit... Read More

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  • Fattoria Dei Barbi Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 2003


    Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, this Brunello has a really interesting mix of aroma vs. palate. At first the nose reveals roasted meats, toast and ripe concentrated stewed prunes. Then you taste the intense ripe cherries, plums and spices and then a bit later chocolate, more spices and black pepper. 14% alcohol. Read More

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  • Acorn Winery Medley Russian River Valley 2006


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  • Castellani Biagio Toscana IGT 2003


    This is an excellent wine for folks who like the full body of a cabernet, but the smooth flavor of a pinot noir. There is no bitterness in this wine, like some find in a Merlot or a Medoc. This wine is more like a smooth Bordeaux crossed with bold Pinot Noir. On the palate this wine feels like a Cab. Sauv. but with a totally different taste.... Read More

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  • Sassoregale 2004


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