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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  • Zenato Corvina Blend Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 2006


    Fruity, rich black cherry. Firm acidity keeps it supple. Rather nice. Solid mineral finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Baricci Rosso di Montalcino 2006


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    Wine review by simonhayes

  • Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Pinot Gri Grigio Tuscany Italy 2007


    crisp fresh easy drinking Read More

    Wine review by Qubican

  • Ecco Domani Sangiovese Blend Chianti 2004


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    Wine review by UponMidnight

  • One of the major challenges wine consumers face today is obtaining consistent ... ... Cabernet before but the Sangiovese and Dolcetto I enjoyed in this past weekend's blind tasting got me looking for a few more bottles. Well, naturally I turned to Snooth, and found them at What a surprise it was to not only find the great ... Read More

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  • Bivio Chianti 2006


    Meaty nose of cherries and leather. Solid acidity opens out into a simple yet nice wine. I paired it with a chicken curry - the acidity cut through the sweet tomato sauce and worked well with the spice. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Wines Tasted:Flight 1 _ Sangiovese2005 J Pedroncelli Alto Vineyard Dry Creek Valley 91pts2006 Terra doro Amador County Sangiovese 86pts2005 Pietra Santa Cienega Valley Sangiovese 89ptsFlight 2 Other Italians2006 Montevina Amador County Aglianico 88pts2006 Bocella Rasott Campi Taurasini 89pts2004 Pietra Santa Dolcetto Cienega Valley 87ptsFlight ... Read More

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  • Pietra Santa Sangiovese Cienega Valley 2005


    Opens with a raw woody note then layers of herbal, mineral, earth, limestone, a touch roasted/fudgy gingerbread, chocolate chip cookie dough, blond tobacco, and medicinal ricola cough drop. Intense and complex! Big and broad in the mouth, deep tobacco right up front followed by intense cherry fruit There are very soft tannins and good acidity gi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Montevina Sangiovese Terra D' Oro 2006


    A bit woody and reticent on the nose with a sweet, tarry, backing spice tone ... raw materials nice wine, ok Sangiovese 86p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pedroncelli Sangiovese Dry Creek Valley Alto Vineyards 2005


    This has a great raw character, its a bit too woody but the light sour ... ... cherry finish. This has real Sangiovese character though many might want more body and a bit less herbal character. 91p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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