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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  • Torrebruna Brunello di Montalcino 2008

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    Wine review by Doctor Scooter


  • Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2011

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    Had this with dinner at Del Frisco's Eagle in Dallas. This one from Wine.com seems very accurate to me - '"One of the brightest and most consistent stars from the Allegrini portfolio, the 2011 Palazzo della Torre does a great job in framing local flavors with the current and future favored global drinking style- soft, ripe and smooth, but not ov... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • GregI think we often think of new varieties outside of their traditional ... ... ... are trying Nebbiolo and Sangiovese as certain regions appear have the right soil and weather.  We also have a lot of Italians in Australia although not a huge number in the wine industry [they all make plenty of money from fresh fruit and veg and then become ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • "The Leonetti Sangiovese is probably more of a novelty item Jack. It's going to be completely different than the Italian versions"This is true although the Leonetti version is good on its own.Sangiovese is another grape that deserves wider expression. We're willing to drink Merlot or Pinot Noir from many countries but sniff at Nebbiolo or Sangio... Read More

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  • Jonderrt have a question I am on the leonetti list to buy , my question is why would buy their Sangiovese at $70 dollars when I can buy Italian at half the price? I know you cannot answer for me I have to make my own decisions,for some reason I have a block buying Italian wines from US vintner. Read More

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  • Admittedly, The Leonetti Sangiovese is probably more of a novelty item Jack. It's going to be completely different than the Italian versions.., I'd expect Leonetti's to drink on its own or with good, while most Italian versions will need food to shine. Read More

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  • As mentioned in the other thread, if it's classic Bordeaux blends from the ... ... Reserve Cab, Merlot, Sangiovese - all well regarded) Oregon - Pinot Noir & ChardonnayThe producers I've enjoyed may not make it to Oz, even at auction!-Cameron (Clos Electrique, makes a red and white from this vineyard, both top notch)-Amalie-Robert (Lots of wi... Read More

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  • Couple of Auction Items this weekJoseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir ... ... Pinot Noir 2012Giorata Sangiovese 2011There is also some +$100 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon fromVeriteLokoyaCardinaleRavenswoodHoping to get some views on the Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • To Stephen: I've always wondered what the REAL cost of producing a bottle ... ... Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese). I once calculated that, even at the outrageous per-bottle cost I incur (because I make only about 60 bottles a year), I could make a bottle of wine (corked, labeled, finished with a capsule) for about $20/bottle even if I include... Read More

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  • Does this wine contain any oak

    Comment by 1116307available 1116307 available


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

    Comment by 1116307available 1116307 available


  • 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.

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  • 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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