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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    Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclai...

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Sangiovese on Snooth

  • Montepeloso Nardo 2004

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    The "Nardo" from Montepeloso defines the basic premise that blends create a ... a blend of approximately 70% Sangiovese, 20% Montepulciano and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a blend of traditional Toscana merged with a dollop of modern voluptuousness. A straightforward wine that offers a pervasive black cherry/red cherry combo akin to a Riserva... Read More

    Wine review by Vinfolio


  • Agostina Pieri Rosso di Montalcino 2005

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    Dark garnet hue. Lovely, inviting aromatics that flirt with plum, cherry and mulberry delicately accented with a cedar/sweet tobacco spice; has a floaty high-note of blood orange. Silky, juicy freshness of black plum and bing cherry that is straightforward and no-nonsense with complementary elegant tannins. Perfect, supportive acid with underpin... Read More

    Wine review by Vinfolio


  • Moschioni Cof Pignolo 2003

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    Inky, dark purple with dark ruby highlights. This meaty wine leads you in with pungent aromatics that tell of Brambly berries, grilled meat and mocha/choco elements. A tremendously delicious mouthful of blackberry, black spiced plum and undercurrents of spice cake and pepper. A super concentrated finish that tapers off pleasantly into round and ... Read More

    Wine review by Vinfolio


  • Luna Vineyards Red Blend Napa Valley Canto 2003

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    Luna's signature red wine. Flavorful, deep red blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Layered flavors of ripe blackberry, hint of licorice, and a hint of chocolate. Long finish. Wow...my new favorite wine! Read More

    Wine review by arthawk16


  • Isole E Olena Cepparello Toscana Rosso Sangiovese Tuscany 2004

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  • Bonny Doon Vineyard White Blend Monterey County Ca' del Solo 2001

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  • Petrotola Torrione 2001

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  • Rubicon Estate Rubicon 2003

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    This is a very approachable wine. Notes of cherry, chocolate and a hint of brown sugar propel the wine forward. The taste lasts and lasts. Open 35 to 45 minutes ahead of drinking. Read More

    Wine review by Big Reds


  • Solatione Chianti Classico 2004

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  • Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2003

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