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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  • Mazzei Tenuta Belguardo Bronzone Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Guicciardini Strozzi Sodole 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2013

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    Lightest cherry colour. Slight bricking. Scent is very Brunello-Sangiovese, with dried Maraschino cherry and cedar bark prominent. Entry is velvet smooth - with a hint of vanilla (oak) but only a hint of tannin on the finish. Surprisingly mature. Less powerful than anticipated, but it has been a while between bottles. Excellent value, though, wi... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • So on a whim we decided to visit British Columbia. But we flew up to ... in ... in Tempranillo, Aglianico, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Gamay, Cab Franc, and others. It's still a learning curve for many of those and maybe some will never be anything to write home about but you don't know until you try. There's also plenty of Pinot Noir, but I didn't... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Northwest Wineries


  • Very nice Italian red made from the rare pelaverga grape which is native to ... ... and a tad lighter than sangiovese. The nose is a bit earthy and has a touch of must.  Spicy ripe strawberry, rhubarb, a hint of leather, decent acidity and a fairly long finis Read More

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  • Nice Sangiovese from Tranche's Blue Mountain estate vineyards in Walla Walla.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • Spoke to an importer today he indicated that Amarone now requires that only 75% ... ... correct in why Cab and Sangiovese were added Zuf you are probably correct that viognier cannot be tasted in syrah. My only constellation in all of this is 99% of the time I don’t know what I am drinking,at least Amarone,unless I find out different, has a hi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chianti and Super Tuscans


  • Was reading article from Decanter they had article on Amarone it states ... ... not consider Cabernet and Sangiovese lesser ones,they also list Brigaldara as one of the better Amarones, this is the one with 5% each Cab and Sangiovese it doesn’t appear to be listed as IGT. Then last week got an offer from Vinvino offering a wine from Zyme “Simp... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chianti and Super Tuscans


  • Petra Hebo Toscana 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the www.cellartrade.co.uk website for £10.It ... 50% cabernet sauvignon,30% sangiovese and 20% merlot and was aged in oak barrels for 10 months.It is what is known as a 'super-Tuscan' The 'Hebo' name is a reference to a local ancient etruscan settlement.I started the bottle the other night with my supper of pas... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • RCKR they did add the Cabernet and Sangiovese 5% each I was wondering why. This the only I have seen to add those two wines  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chianti and Super Tuscans


  • 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.

    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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