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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  • Blackstock Vineyards Sangiovese Rosé 2005

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    color is a dark peach/pinkwood and spice scentsbuttery yet drycreamy finish Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray


  • Blackstock Vineyards Sangiovese 2005

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    black pepper and toasty caramel scentsoft, creamy starttart, smoky flavors Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray


  • Fattoria le Sorgenti Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2005

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    Upfront tiz mellow and fruity, wood envelopes the rounded pleasantness, then a savoury edge develops with tannins raising and acidity cleansing. A long mellow finish, with an edge of chocolate covered cherries, porcini and something 'autumnal'. Alcohol 13.5%.Chianti should really be enjoyed with food - the medium-bodied quite acidic wines were c... Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Trio Vintners Sangiovese Walla Walla Valley 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by ernie


  • San Martino Salice Salentino Riserva 2000

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    Wine review by SarahS


  • Caiarossa Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Caiarossa 2003

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    They have packed a massive amount into this bottle - not only the mix of eight ... amazing too - Merlot (33%), Sangiovese (22%). Its well honed tannic structure is given by the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Cabernet Franc (18%). There are also small quantities of Petit Verdot (6%), Alicante (3%), Syrah (2%) and Mourvèdre (1%). Alc... Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Caiarossa Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Caiarossa 2004

    Snoothrank:

    They have packed a massive amount into this bottle - not only the mix of eight ... amazing too - Merlot (33%), Sangiovese (22%). Its well honed tannic structure is given by the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Cabernet Franc (18%). There are also small quantities of Petit Verdot (6%), Alicante (3%), Syrah (2%) and Mourvèdre (1%). Alc... Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Caiarossa Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Caiarossa 2004

    Snoothrank:

    They have packed a massive amount into this bottle - not only the mix of eight ... amazing too - Merlot (33%), Sangiovese (22%). Its well honed tannic structure is given by the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Cabernet Franc (18%). There are also small quantities of Petit Verdot (6%), Alicante (3%), Syrah (2%) and Mourvèdre (1%). Alc... Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Caiarossa Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Caiarossa 2004

    Snoothrank:

    They have packed a massive amount into this bottle - not only the mix of eight ... amazing too - Merlot (33%), Sangiovese (22%). Its well honed tannic structure is given by the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Cabernet Franc (18%). There are also small quantities of Petit Verdot (6%), Alicante (3%), Syrah (2%) and Mourvèdre (1%). Alc... Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Dellatorri Chianti Reserva 2005

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    My son bought this Chianti for our family and we really enjoyed it. We had this bold wine with some home made pasta with a rich red meat sauce. Read More

    Wine review by GoCougs2


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