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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  • Melini Chianti Classico Riserva Laborel 2003


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  • Costa del Sol Sangiovese Blend Napa Valley 2004


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  • This weekend I conducted a private party in the home of a long time client and ... I wanted earthiness and real Sangiovese flavor. As the roast (sorry braise) rested, the braising liquid was reduced by three quarters. It was deglazed and passed through a chinois five times. Then returned to the heat, seasoned and finally mounted with (grass... Read More

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  • Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Terre di Prenzano DOCG Chianti Classico Toskania 2004


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  • So we are on for dinnerNov. 9 starting at 6pmIl Corso on west 55th st.$75 inclusiveI will be bringing some wines from 1990I will also be trying a few wines from the '04 vintage, probably in my office on Lafayette st. from 4pm on before dinner. You are all welcome to join me.So far it looks like Eric, Dave, Ben and myself with 3 tentative maybes.... Read More

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  • Here at New York Wine Co., we are devoted to scouring the globe for what we ... Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, SyrahA small family run estate along the Tuscany coast, Michele Satta crafts modern-styled reds. Based in Bolgheri, Michele Satta's wines are on par with some of greats from Sassicaia and Ornellaia (at half the price!).WHITES... Read More

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  • Robert Oatley Rosé Blend Rosé 2008


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  • Pieve del Vescovo Piovano Umbria IGT 2004


    Befuddling selection. Vaynerchuk loves it but I don't see any charm, just an offal-like load of ... hazelnut? I can't tell, so maybe I'm a poor judge but we like Umbrians and this didn't chime with us. Read More

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre

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