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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  • Benessere Estate Sangiovese 2014

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    Wine review by anstett


  • Last night we attended our last Wolf Trap performance of the season, and it was ... a 2013 Brancaia TRE  Sangiovese blend Italian wine to pair with the buffet.  The cover band was two girls called 'Deap Vally', and I suppose they were ok considering it was one guitar and the drums.  Then Garbage came on and just blew us away.  Finally, Blondie ... Read More

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  • Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    Rich red fruit with balancing acid and enough tannin for interest. My best ever Chianti. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • A To Z Winery 'Rose' Sangiovese 2012

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    Wine review by FFLADY


  • Guicciardini Strozzi Sodole 2009

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    Popped and poured. Wine had a sour taste. Then decanted for about 45 minutes and the wine took on a different dimension. Earthy and complex with a very faint hint of sweetness in the background. Very nice medium finish. Turned out to be one of the better Super Tuscans that I have tasted. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Yesterday was good, not good, and then pretty nice.  It all started with a ... ... and Sandra selected the Sangiovese.  All the wines were pretty good with these flights.  We added lamb chops too for $5 more and they are so tasty.So we had a performance later this evening at Wolf Trap (Carmina Burana), and dinner was also planned at Wolf Trap ... Read More

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  • La Lecciaia Rosso di Montalcino 2013

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    Plenty of red berry fruit, dirt, spice with that Montalcino zest at the end. Medium chewy tannins give added texture and the acidity gives this a nice pop and drive at the end. 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Where's the Sangiovese, and the Malbec for that matter?  ;-) Read More

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  • Poggio Basso Chianti 2015

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    Wine review by Richboldnaged


  • Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2014

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    A perfectly functional winenothing horrible about it, but, also, nothing memorable. Fairly light-bodied. Very light red fruit on the tip of the tongue. Quite acidic, which Im OK with, but might put off other tasters. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Hi, i'm Self.I wondering how i can receive some samples? Thank's

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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.

    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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