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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  • Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT 1999

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    Solid intensity of classic dark cherry, prune, tobacco, leather, moist earth, damp tea leaves and smoky oak and a touch of camphor. Very smooth entry, a touch soft in acidity which is subsumed in the slightly chewy, dark fruits but pops on the mid-palate. The tannins are crisp and subtle offering good support until they break through the fruit o... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT 1999

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    A very mature wine. Warm, smooth and silky with well crafted tannins, subtle tar and oak, and just the right amount of acidity. Black cherries, tobacco, a tiny bit of medicine on the finish. Wonderful sun baked fruit on this one -- I can imagine that Tuscan warmth as I drink it, and I really want to have a bit of pasta right now. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Columbia Crest Red Blend Washington Two Vines Vineyard 10 2005

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    Wine review by Javamoose


  • Well this was an unusual evening, a Sangiovese tasting with most of the wines from California! As unusual as it may have been the results speak for themselves. Plenty of impressive wines and three standouts. I'll go into more detail in the corresponding blog post and well follow this set of wines up with more Sangiovese next week but suffice it ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sangiovese PTP 1


  • Miner Sangiovese Mendocino Gibson Ranch 2006

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    Lightly smoky, dried meats, integrated cedar, dried cherries, layered and high toned with a touch of brownie oozing in, Nice aromatics with a touch of green tea lurking, sweet spices, strawberry jam notes, really ripe red fruits and a touch of apricot, sweetness that blossoms with air. Lovely lithe mouthfeel that is fairly seamless even though... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Salustri Montecucco Marleo 2004

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    Smokey woody, coffee candy notes, not much in the way of fruit here, woody and slightly chemical. This really jumps the cliff with air turning decidedly beef brothy and devoid of fruit exhibiting a dusty old green coffee bean nose. Candied and dark in the mouth with a slinky feel that is elegant if a touch compact. Dark berry fruits, spice, eart... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Stolpman Sangiovese Santa Ynez Valley Estate Grown 2005

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    Very ripe herbal tones, integrated oak, cocao, vanilla, lots of good wood notes makes this quite spicy if a touch hot. Fresh fruit is in there, slightly macerated and sweet smelling with a hint of amaretto lurking. Big acid right up front then a fairly plush and well integrated mid-palate with herbal and citrus notes adding complexity to the ra... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Deerfield Ranch Sangiovese Clear Lake 2004

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    Deep and dark with fresh turned earth and damp cigar tones, a bit of spicy wood, smoky and dark, a touch of coffee. VA and a bit chemically smelling with a late harvest Zin nose that recalls cherry cough syrup. Big in the mouth with a bit of a roasted character, good acid, modest but stiff tannins, wood tannins feel like. Dark indistinct fruit ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Martin & Weyrich Sangiovese Paso Robles Il Palio 2005

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    Clean and clear fruit on the nose,, smoky and slightly cedary with great green herb and mineral tones and a touch of graham cracker. Adds a touch of rare meat and sage with air and develops lovely bitter cherry and dried strawberry tones. Smells complex and balanced. Rich fruit, lots of raspberry and mulberry fruit, hanging from a high wire of... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Pietra Santa Sangiovese Cienega Valley 2005

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    Rather intensely herbal and sweet at the same time with a powdery,dusty granite/vitamin tone over a warm cherry coulis base. Turns a bit smoky and oily with air but that big herbal element remains the core here. Big sweet fruit on entry parried by great mineral notes and great mouth grabbing tannins that offer a lovely austerity. There is a fin... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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