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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  • Tunuta Buon Tempo Brunello di Montalcino 2011

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    Nice wine. Everything in moderation--fruit, oak, tannin, acid. Nothing dominates and nothing competes--so, I would say it's in balance. On the other hand it just doesn't seem like an ethereal wine experience. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Jon Derry was interested in this one when I posted on the "What have you ... I did have a very enjoyable Sangiovese varietal bottling from Silverado.  So, it is doable.Back to Jon's interest, I think you and I are on the same page that White Hawk is a great Syrah vineyard.  This bottling does not convince me that it is a great Sangiovese viney... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard White Hawk Vineyard Sangiovese 2015

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    Pretty ruby color in the glass. Kind of a barnyard nose. Seriously tart red cherry on the tip of the tongue. This wine is not unlike a Chianti. Surprise! Inoffensive, but, sadly, also not revelatory. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Rosso di Montalcino Casanova di Neri 2008

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... red wines made of the sangiovese grape from the area around the town of Brunello in Tuscany [the same area as for the Brunello di Montalcino but only needing 6 months as opposed to 2 years in oak]. I served my bottle at a dinner party I hosted at the weekend as the main course was an Italian pas... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Badia a Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Trentadue Old Patch Red Lot# 43 2015

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    Good solid every day dinner wine Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • We're enjoying a really nice Tuscan red from the Morellino di Scansano DOCG ... 2014. This is all or mostly sangiovese with a light perfumed nose. On the tongue this is a fairly light, crisp and refreshing with red fruit, fairly fined grain but obvious tannins and medium acidity. Not very complex but definitely enjoyabl Read More

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  • Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Antinori Toscana Villa Antinori 2013

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    Rich red fruit with the italian trademark high acidity that finishes very smoothly with light tannins. This is very nice wine and I would buy it again. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Il Bello Puglia Italy Sangiovese 2015

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    While I find it interesting to taste a variety outside of the oak, this leads me to want the variety in the oak. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • 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.

    Comment by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


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