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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  • It was an Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino from the 2006 vintage. I’d ... that is the hallmark of the Sangiovese wine grape was absent.TCA isn’t always the cork’s fault. It could also be the barrels, in which case entire lots would be ruined. Considering the reams of positive reviews on this 2006 Brunello, I surmise that my bottle was just a... Read More

    From the article I've Got The Cork Taint Blues


  • Castello di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico 2011

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    Very classic aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry. Medium bodied and very refreshing with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, raspberry preserves, black cherry and a clean well balanced finish. 4/5 Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Milbrandt Vineyards Rose Traditions 2014

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    Nice spice of white pepper on the nose with some herbal notes and some fruit showing through mainly strawberry with some floral notes of rose petal. In the mouth there's a burst of acidity and fruit on entry that mimics a sweetness and some citrus notes throughout are muted and well balanced with the strawberry and watermelon fruit. This is easy... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Amid the cavalcade of summer wine recommendations flooding the vino world these ... fruit in this bottle, the Sangiovese in particular brings some flirty spice and a touch of heat – it's a perfect summer fling.”  Photo Credit: Pixab Read More

    From the article Four Wines for the Summer: Vancouver Paper Gives Recommendations



  • Amid a tongue-twisting litany of Italian wine varietal minutiae leading his ... more than a dozen clones of sangiovese available now in Australia.” Though the Italian side of Australian winemaking is still in its relatively early days, White said he’s had a chance to try some decent sippers.  He included in some of the wines he tried in a long... Read More

    From the article Want Italian Wine in Australia ? Italophile Says The Time Is Now


  • Imagery Sangiovese Sonoma County 2012

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    Very pretty garnet red color. Tart, cherry nose. Some cherry on entry but it is then muted. At first I thought this one lacked acid, but then it popped up. Fruitier than an Italian rendition but almost as acidic. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Ventata 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Waterbrook Rose of Sangiovese 2013

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    Edgy and rough on the nose with touches of watermelon and a bit of citric acid. Light bodied in the mouth with more melon and citrus, quite round but focussed towards the front of the mouth with less acidity than perhaps would be welcome in this wine. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wine is not the first pairing that comes to mind when you’re talking ... ... RosatoMontalcino, Italy100% Sangiovese$18, 12.5% abv. While a gentle pink wine, there is still a considerable amount of fruit and acidity that indicate this can stand up to a wide range of foods. Light salmon in color, it has gentle aromas of raspberries with a light ... Read More

    From the article Brazilian Cuisine is Begging for Wine


  • Does this wine contain any oak

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  • Does it contain any Oak - in an Oak barrel or stainless steel barrel?

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  • the best Sangiovese I ever drank was a 2006 Deerfield Ranch from Alpicella vineyard in Sonoma.

    Comment by 1048507SonomaD 1048507 SonomaD


  • I am partial to Italian wines. It must be a cultural thing, as my parents were immigrants. Last week, I was introduced to Il Poggio Sangiovese Rubicone 2008 at my Italian conversation group. It was love at first sip ... I bought a case. Life is too short ... drink fine wines which can be bought a good price. There are many treaures out there wa...

    Comment by 497150Paula Giangreco 497150 Paula Giangreco


  • What is a 100% Sangiovese wine? Preferably from 2006.

    Comment by 466368ssu 466368 ssu


  • The fact that there is nary a bottle of Canaletto, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo to be bought anywhere, says it all. At around $10 a bottle, it probably deserves more than a 3 out of 5 rating but what do I know? I just like drinking it when I can get it.

    Comment by 395195Barbara Ann 25 395195 Barbara Ann 25


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  • Check the blog for tasting reports on 24 Sangiovese.

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