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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  • My friend had some wines in a cement cellar up in Lake Tahoe.  She is not ... Merlot  20022)  Sangiovese Di Romagna  20023)  Cotes du Rhone  J.Vidal.Fleury 20064) Wente   Grey Riesling  19 Read More

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  • Montalcino is a beautiful medieval hilltop village just 40 miles south of ... ... ... finest expression of the Sangiovese vine. This was not always the case. For ages, the town was known for a sweet white wine called Moscadello. In 1685 poet Francesco Redi praised it, referring to it as “Moscadaletto.” It is still made today. The first referen... Read More

    From the article Time In a Bottle: 2010 Brunello di Montalcino


  • Very happy to be talking wine with others who appreciate/love it. My husband ... ... I'm a big fan of the Sangiovese grape and I'm eager to learn from others who have traveled to Italy and stopped by wineries, both large and small. Thank yo Read More

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  • Carione Brunello di Montalcino

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    Wine review by sjbae


  • Cecchi Chianti Classico Dentro 2011

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    HEB, Granbury, Texas. I love all wines, but Sangiovese has a special place on my tongue. The Rooster rarely lets you down. This bottle no exception to my Rooster rule. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Mocali Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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    Lighter wine - like a Valpolicella. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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    Full Bodied robust Brunello. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • Bocelli Sangiovese 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by drtfb


  • Julie and I went over to Los Olivos today and tasted at Toretti Family Wines. ... ... and a Blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Syrah called La Croce. We also tasted at Artiste which specializes in Blends and it's hard to go wrong with their wines. Julie is napping now, a consequence of drinking Artiste's Sparkling Wine sourced from Oregon. Absol... Read More

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  • La Maialina Gertrude IGT 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by j1hil2


  • 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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