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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  • Cintu Ile de Beaute Rose 2019

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop down by the south coast [ ... variety ... variety of the Italian grape sangiovese],grenache and the white vermentino grape,although I do not know in what proportions.I started the bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes It is a dry but not bone dry wine. There is a kind of melon style fruit with ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Campi Valerio Pentro 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Castellani Chianti Colli Senesi 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Frescobaldi Nipozzano Rufina Riserva DOCG 2015

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    A very fine and soft Chianti that is just so smooth that this it what overtakes your palate and you obsess about nothing less Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • I agree.  I was able to find a Tedeschi Amarone 2013 for a recent virtual ... ... Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese (Brunello), Merlot or Syrah on almost any style.  In other words, it is one of the very best, and its tannic structure seems to need the most aging.  If I drink Italian these days, unless I had the forward thinking to lay down a fe... Read More

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  • Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Fontodi 1999

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Interesting tasting DV. You were pretty much all over with the Cabs which I ... taste blends that include Sangiovese, Blaufrankisch, or whatever.DV's tasting is interesting because I've had a number of those wines and they're always going to seem like Cab but those in that that particular lineup are really different in style. Don Melchor, Stel... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet Sauvignon (80% min)...


  • On Saturday afternoon, Zufrieden and I went to a fellow wine aficionado's place for a cabernet sauvignon (at least 80%) blind tasting. Zuf decanted and brought a 2014 Boekenhoutskloof "Stellenbosch" (92% cs, 8% cab franc).I decanted and brought a 2012 Quilceda Creek "CVR" (83% cs, 11% merlot, 4% cf, 1% pv, 1% malbec)  and I brought a 2008 Stormy... Read More

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  • The Whole Shebang Twelfth Cuvee California NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £16 from the www.vincognito.co.uk website. ... and sangiovese. I started the bottle last night with my supper of baked chicken breast. This is a full-bodied wine with lots of a very concentrated cherry and menthol style fruit with a strong suggestion of pepper or spice but soft and smooth tannins. Subtle and del... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Ridolfi Brunello di Montalcino 2012

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    A pretty "meh" wine. Medium-bodied. Tart cherry and stone fruit. Somewhat "spritzy," presumably, from acid. I did not realize that I had a similar report on the 2010 vintage a few years ago. I guess this is just the style of this maker. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • 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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