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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  • Lungarotti San Giorgio Umbria Rosso 2005


    Slightly fungal, earthy aromas on top of fresh red fruit, ripe strawberry and raspberry. There's a slight herbal note as well showing an elegant complexity. Bursting with acidity on entry, this mellows into a mixture of dark oak and red fruit with earthiness taking the lead. Notes of cherry and dark chocolate finish out the wine with a chewy tan... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Lungarotti Torgiano Rosso Rubesco Vigna Monticchio Riserva 2008


    Spicy and sharp notes of ripe raspberry and cherry on the nose. In the mouth, it's nicely tart with good fresh acidity, raspberry and cranberry fruit, a dark chocolate note and robust sharp spice, mostly clove and cinnamon with some black pepper on the finish.87 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2004


    Just an excellent brunello from Fossacolle. This is showing just the slightest amount of bricking on the edges. Nice rustic, earthy nose with a good bit dried red and black fruit. On tasting, black plum, black cherry, a touch of tar, bracing acidity, totally integrated fine grained tannins, all in great balance. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label 2010


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    Wine review by Liandra160

  • Unless you bought them with aging potential in mind, a fair few of your 2013 ... ... to hear that Nebbiolo or Sangiovese can foot that bill, as long as it’s vinified in a lighter, more elegant style. Some of the greatest examples of Sangiovese are in this style, and show great complexity, although they tend to be on the expensive side. One lov... Read More

    From the article Summer Fall Transition Wines Under $20

  • Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno 2013


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    Wine review by Vintage GB

  • Villa Cafaggio Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate Chianti Classico 2010


    Medium bodied, simple wine. Fairly tart with minimal fruit flavors. Tartness makes it refreshing. Perfectly adequate low-dollar wine to have with cured meats or olives. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • A listy Buzzfeed article made a resurgence this week after it was included in a ... in a ... rose are Grenache, Sangiovese, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsault and Pinot Noir.” With the ubiquitous nature of Rosé now out in the open, it would do newbies well to realize that there are two types of Rosé: dry and not-so-dry.  The dry stuff is the... Read More

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  • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2010


    Rich blackberry fruit and a little sweet vanilla bean are notable on the nose, with some mineral notes as well. The palate has fresh blackberry, flinty Earth, and a dusty finish. Well balanced with a nice freshness. 90 Pts Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc

  • Brunello di Montalcino le Chiuse 2010


    The nose is firm, and a bit closed at the moment, but reveals more with coaxing. Pretty dried black cherry skins with a lovely floral layer, some charred Earth, and aromatic dried herbs all unfold with a little time. Later, some pie spice and tobacco evolve on the nose. The palate starts with fresh red cherry and blackberry flesh that are unders... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc

  • 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.

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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.

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