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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Sangiovese on Snooth

  • Snooth is getting quite big now -- there's a lot of code and a lot of features ... I'll use the Trio Vintners Sangiovese 2006.b) Look for the +MyWines button. This button will "bookmark" the wine, putting it in your My Wines page.c) Click that button to bookmark the wine. A hidden section of the page will slide down, revealing more options.d) ... Read More

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  • Tenuta Greppo Franco Biondi-Santi Brunello Riserva 1998

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    Ruby red. Complex nose, pot-pourri of rose and violet. small red berries, strawberries and cranberries, that have a metalic note lingering among them. the notes are really evident with a finsh evolving from herbs to balsamic notes to licorice. Read More

    Wine review by My wine


  • Tenuta Greppo Franco Biondi-Santi Brunello Riserva 1999

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    incredible complexity, freshness with a huge elegant tannin. Notes of cranberry, iris, violet ;floral to fruit to a huge mineral note with great sapidity on the finish. This wine is built for time. Read More

    Wine review by My wine


  • Avignonesi Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Rosso Di 2005

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    Wine review by eugeniolamesa


  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2001

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  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2001

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  • Gabbiano Nebbiolo Chianti 2003

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    Wine review by angiewiner


  • Dròmos IGT Maremma Toscana 2003

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    An intense and complex wine. Soft tannins in balance with a lively acidity. deep red, elegance in the bouquet is found as well on the palate. an explosion of blackberries with a long finsih going from chocolate to tobacco. Read More

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  • Dròmos IGT Maremma Toscana 2004

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    Dròmos 2004 is juicy and fresh, with hints of blackberries ,white chocolate and a rasberry finsh. This wine has a great equlibrium in the bouquet and in the taste, has soft tannins and a lively acidity matched with the great extract and a long clean finish. Read More

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  • Dròmos IGT Maremma Toscana 2005

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    Dròmos 2005 IGT Maremma TuscanyThe vintage in Tuscany was a little rainy that season, but it was positive because the grapes had a perfect maturation of the tannins in between the rainfall, because the estate is 8 miles from the mediterranean sea and is always well ventilated keeping the grapes dry. This was perfect conditions for very elegant ... Read More

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