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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  • 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

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    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

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  • News from Tuscany is that Gaja and other producers voted to keep the rules in ... they must be made with 100% Sangiovese grapes. It's also alleged they voted that way ONLY because the vote was public and their intentions are to be able to blend whatever they like and still call it Brunello. I realize these guys are businessmen and they have to... Read More

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  • Dark Star Imports la Mozza I Perazzi Morellino 07 2005

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  • Il Poggione San Leopoldo IGT Rosso Toscana 2004

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    I enjoyed this wine and would buy it again. Simple and satisfying. Read More

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  • Serve the wine at the right temperatureOne frequently reads that red wines ... ... ... Varietal based wines, Sangiovese, and Shiraz.While white wines have traditionally been served in smaller glasses it make sense to serve them in the bigger red wine stems for the same reasons youre already using them for your reds. Use your burgundy stems fo... Read More

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  • By far the most famous appellation in California, and for that matter in the ... and of course for whites. Sangiovese has a relatively long history here, though early efforts were not inspiring. Zinfandel on the other hand has a history of success in the region with the wines made in a relatively restrained style befitting the cool meso-climat... Read More

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  • Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Pinot Gri Grigio Tuscany Italy 2007

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