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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  • Had this Windsor Oaks Cuvee from Chalk Hill. Very nice blend of 56% Syrah, 26% Sangiovese, 18% Cab Sav. Dark red fruit, nice touch of mocha on the nose, good structure with black-blueberry fruit, solid intergration of tannins with a nice medium to long finish. Good QPR under $25 if I remember correctly....  Read More

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  • Geez, they have so many wines (and labels)! Hard to find the sangiovese amongst them. Still looking for the 'tack room sink' blend in lieu of any kitchen sink down cowboy way. Should find it soon among the dozens on multiple pages, probably with a little liniment thrown in like the Greeks use pine resin. Somehow feel like I need my 12 gauge and ... Read More

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  • Have tons of Fenocchio's to spare, the best young one I've tried was ... clarification on the Puglian Sangiovese Fox.&nbs Read More

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  • Fattoria le Pupille Morellino di Scansano 2012

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    Wine review by invinoveritas78


  • Castello di Volpaia Toscana Balifico 2011

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    Pleasant red fruit aromas with raspberry and cherry notes amidst dusty salinity. Ripe cherry and mixed berry notes with pleasant spice and excellent minerality, showing equal parts floral and fruit with buoyant acidity carrying the mid palate. Well structured and balanced throughout with delicate fruit mellowing through to the long finish that h... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Primaterra Sangiovese 2014

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    Wine review by jvjohnx


  • Terrasole Brunello di Montalcino Wine. Red 2004

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    2007 vintage review - very smooth, dark fruit start with tobacco finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • One wonders why they chose to or had to go through IGT for that Sangiovese, considering it's so young. Maybe out of the Chianti zone, or using an unconventional blend, etc.? Read More

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  • You guys have been drinking up a storm, and here it is still early in the week. ... ... started with the 2014 Sangiovese in the afternoon after I had completed two of three 'Cat Tuesday' feedings, and upon my return from the third and last of the day cat feeding, I popped the cork of this 2014 Oyster White - which we bought a few months ago wh... Read More

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  • Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Coltassala 2011

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    Dusty and earthy tomato leaf and red currant notes on the nose with light cranberry and cherry. In the mouth, this shows well with rich red fruit, mostly cranberry and cherry and chalky earth, fresh violet and bold acidity. Nice long finish with mixed berries.90 pts Read More

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  • 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.

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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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  • Check the blog for tasting reports on 24 Sangiovese.

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