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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  • Poggio Basso Chianti 2015

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    No written review

    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


  • EMARK  a couple of weeks ago you indicated you were surprised that Chianti ... ... Classico was not 100% Sangiovese and anything less than 75% had to shown as IGT,well to my shock I was looking at Vino   Noblie only has to 60-80% Sangiovese. I thought it was the same as Brunello which has to be 100% Sangiovese,especially since they use the sam... Read More

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  • Mythmaker Sangiovese IGT Puglia 2015

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    A recent Tasting Room quarterly selection. Deep opaque red-purple in the Glass.Opens with plum jam and sourdough yeast; then alcohol fruitcake and black cherry; finishes with more of the same and some peach blossom. Medium tannins, body, and mouthful. Surprisingly easy drinking and smooth for the vintage, develops more and more wood, earth, and ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Villa Chigi Saracini Chianti 2015

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    Blueberry and cherry fruit on the nose. Candied red fruit with a pleasant cherry and cranberry palate, rough tannins and red licorice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • For those that have a Costco they a couple I have tried Kirkland brand, the ... single vineyard and is 100% Sangiovese,the next is Chateauneuf du Pape which is $20 the Chianti is $9,investment had both of these,they also had a premier cru chablis around,have not tried it,but again a premier c Read More

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  • Not sure about the relationship between 'it was a nice bottle' and ... ... ... wanted to release a 100% sangiovese wine. Would seem that allowing 100% only later became possible. Also, of course, heard that some folks were fudging before that to get the labeling they wanted. That never happens in Italy, right?Where's GDP when we need him? Than... Read More

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  • Rob, let me also add my congrats to you and your lovely bride on your 8th ... know you were expecting all sangiovese but I'm sure you'll find the right meal that will go great with this Super Tuscan and the taste profile will be what you're expecting, win/wi Read More

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  • Have a condrum bought a bottle Canonica A Cerreto Chianti Classico Riserva 2011 ... ... at the bottle it was 85% Sangiovese 10% Cab, 5% Merlot. It tasted more like a Super Tuscan than a Chianti,therefore will not buy any more,I wanted a Chianti not a super Tuscan. I must admit at 80 do not have a world class palate especially after smoking a pi... Read More

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  • Sometimes we get used to paying upwards of $100 for a nice bottle of wine from the wine shop.  Those are the 'good days' that we want to remember, but soon you notice your bank account is dropping faster than Trumps approval rating, so you start looking for more value-oriented wines that are tasty in their own right.When you find a nice wine tha... Read More

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

    Comment by 2131332Self666 2131332 Self666


  • Does this wine contain any oak

    Comment by 1116307available 1116307 available


  • Does it contain any Oak - in an Oak barrel or stainless steel barrel?

    Comment by 1116307available 1116307 available


  • the best Sangiovese I ever drank was a 2006 Deerfield Ranch from Alpicella vineyard in Sonoma.

    Comment by 1048507SonomaD 1048507 SonomaD


  • 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.

    Comment by 395195Barbara Ann 25 395195 Barbara Ann 25


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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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