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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  • Benessere Sangiovese Napa Valley 2005

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    Wine review by Majikk


  • Vino Noceto Sangiovese Shenandoah Valley 2004

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    Wine review by MaidenFan


  • Il Bastardo Sangiovese di Toscana 2002

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    Wine review by marzilia


  • Unti Vineyards Sangiovese Dry Creek Valley 2005

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    Mayo Family Winery is one of the "must stop by here" wineries for when we have friends or family come through town for wine tasting. This sangio stood out to me, even alongside some of the higher end cabs on the top tier flight. Darned good sangio...might have to drive down the road, now that I'm thinking about it... Read More

    Wine review by Dr Dave


  • Ruffino Lodola Nuovas Riserva 2003

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    Wine review by LeRenard


  • Podere Il Palazzino Chianti Classico la Pieve 2003

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    Wine review by kateric


  • Montecalvi Alta Valle Della Greve 1999

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    What more can be said about this Estate that has not already been ... is a ... is a Montecalvi in which the Sangiovese fruit makes its presence felt in no uncertain terms and both oak and extract are well-judged. The neat, orderly aromas also contribute to a drinking experience of enormous elegance. That said, we miss the richness and voluptuo... Read More

    Wine review by envero


  • Aziano Chianti Classico 2006

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    ok - here's the deal. I like Chianti, i just feel like it's waaay overrated; especially when the San Giovese (sp?) grapes are young. with time and age they mature well, without that though - it's too rough around the edges for true connoisseurs... ma, solo secondo me Read More

    Wine review by Clavelin102


  • Il Palagio Chianti 2003

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    This is a very smooth wine, does leave a dry chianti feeling in your mouth. Read More

    Wine review by mutualmill


  • La Magia Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997

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    Whilst a exceptional wine, La Magia did not declare a riserva vintage in 1997, its riserva vinatage was 1995.Due to the fact that for a wine to be declared Riserva in Montalcino it has to age in oak for 5yrs; this meant that the 1995 was still on oak when the "showstopping" 1997 vintage was released (after 18 months in oak) i.e prior to the 1995... Read More

    Wine review by envero


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