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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  • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian Delle Vigne Vigna Ferrovia Antinori 98js 2010

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  • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian Delle Vigne Vigna Ferrovia Antinori 98js 2010

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  • Brunello di Montalcino Assunto Bellaria 2011

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  • Brunello di Montalcino Assunto Bellaria 2011

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  • Colpetrone Montefalco Rosso 2011

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    Powdered sugar on the nose with a high fruit top note of cherry compote and floral salinity adding some complexity. In the mouth this has delicate fruit on entry but a well structured palate of chewy tannins and mixed berry notes of raspberry and blueberry, finishing floral with hints of red licorice and fresh cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Camigliano Rosso di Montalcino 2013

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  • Contrada Vallone 2011

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    Beautiful Old World red that expresses the terroir of the Marche. I taste Italian tradition in every sip. Earthy leather on the nose, followed by a terroir-driven taste- leathery fruit through from the front palate to a juicy savoryness mid-palate through the finish. I'll take 2 Read More

    Wine review by zeiger


  • Dominic Hentall Sangiovese Negroamaro IGT 2014

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    Another Naked Wines selection. Very dark opaque Red Purple in the Glass. Opens with Baking Yeast, Flour, and Sour Cherry; a bit of Tar, Oak, and Plum; Flint, Leather, and Cherry; Loads of fruit in a medium round mouthful. Very acidic and tannic which smooths out as it opens further. Rather rustic and a bit too fruit forward for my taste, but int... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tommasi Viticoltori Poggio Al Tufo Rompicollo 2012

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    A ruby garnet in the glass and an inordinate amount legs on glass for only 13% ... fan of this much Cabbie to Sangiovese - it works and it works well. Smooth tannins meld wirh wonderful acidity here. Drink now - Paul 91 poin Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Check the blog for tasting reports on 24 Sangiovese.

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