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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  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2003


    I have fallen in love with all Ruffino's Read More

    Wine review by mcaluori

  • San Patrignano Sangiovese Blend Colli di Rimini DOC Noi 2004


    Rich bouquet, full texture. Extremely subtle hints of something floral/fruity --something tough to place. Overall superb. Read More

    Wine review by GeekyKhan

  • Hi all! I've just joined the site and love it so far! I'm in the position where I would love to start cellaring some wines. I figured since I'm new to the cellaring game, it might be fitting to find some talented wine by some talented young makers/wineries to start the ball rolling. Perhaps there are some bargains to be had at the same time?? I... Read More

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  • I am always on the lookout for the GOOD quaffable wines under 7.00 a bottle. I have a series going for my website and eventual publication...Wines for the New Depression. I credit the wine store/website/individual that points me toward the reccomendation via a link. Thanks...Karl Read More

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  • Wines tried:2004 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 91pts2005 ... ... their limestone rich soils.Sangiovese and many Tuscan wines based on Sangiovese are a tricky subject. They are inherently wines for food and they rely on their ability to work with food and their gentle and slightly rustic grace to distinguish themselves. Many exam... Read More

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  • Castello di Volpaia Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Balifico 2004


    One-third Cabernet Sauvignon, two thirds Sangiovese di Volpaia, a clone from the property. This offers up the classic scents of these Sangiovese/Cab blends yet even at this relatively high percentage of Cabernet it does not dominate the nose. There are balanced notes of leathery fruit and cool, crisp Cabernet notes with a gentle edge of tomato l... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Castello di Volpaia Sangiovese Blend Vino da Tavola Coltassala 2005


    Produced from 95% Sangiovese and 5% mammolo. In contrast to the open and giving 2004 CCR this bottle opens very slowly with intriguing notes of vanilla tinged jammy blackberry fruit that is framed with gentle toast notes and a very fine mineral vein that grows in intensity. After about an hour this really blossoms with fine perfumed scents of vi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Volpaia Chianti Riserva 2004


    100% Sangiovese While needing a bit of time to get going this has classic notes of tobacco, leather and limestone on the nose. There is a nuance of vanilla and lovely grace notes of smoke and slightly herbaceous/herbal sod. This offers up a wonderfully feminine and firmly mid-bodied feel with fine acidity and rich flavors of leather, red currant... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2001


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    Wine review by Watongo

  • Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 1997


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