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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  • Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2004

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    This Chianti is what every Merlot strives to be. Out of all the wines I've had, I'd say this is one of the few that have such a nice vibrant ruby red color to it. I spent way too much time just staring at the wine, it's really quite fabulous. It's very fragrant on the nose, with a nice pepper taste, as well as a hint of rose petal taste. It's... Read More

    Wine review by vinmok


  • Luna Vineyards Sangiovese Napa Valley 2004

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    Wine review by vinduterri


  • Last week in the Snooth forums, Philip linked to a BBC news article that ... ... ... Soul Coughing (cynical, Sangiovese); Tom Waits (dark, Zinfandel). I circled back thinking about this one time, the one moment I experienced while eating and drinking in an Italian enoteca in December 2005. I was in Milan to see the exhibit "Caravaggio and h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Art and Music and Wine


  • Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve 1996

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    Wine review by rayray


  • Last week in the Snooth forums, Philip linked to a BBC news article that ... ... ... Soul Coughing (cynical, Sangiovese); Tom Waits (dark, Zinfandel). I circled back thinking about this one time, the one moment I experienced while eating and drinking in an Italian enoteca in December 2005. I was in Milan to see the exhibit “Caravaggio and h... Read More

    From the article Art and Music and Wine


  • Bottle Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino 1997

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    Wine review by jamesanthony


  • Casanova D Brunello 2003

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    very dark and concentrated for Brunello with deep black fruit, licorice, leather and warm earth. Fine grained tannins gently massage the gums. Very well made from a challenging vintage. Modern-styled but still clearly Brunello. Open for business but should age very well. Read More

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Talenti Brunello di Montalcino Pian di Monti Riserva 2001

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    Wine review by rnelli


  • Centine Brunello di Montalcino 1990

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    Wine review by rnelli


  • Cetamura Chianti 2004

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    Fairly plain, dry with high acidity. Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


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