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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  • Madregale Terre di Chieti Rosso 2018

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 in a pre-Christmas charity ... a blend ... a blend of montepulciano and sangiovese. I started the bottle last night with my pizza supper.This is just bursting with cherry and redcurrant style fruit with a lot of pepper or spice particularly on the finish.The tannins are soft but it is certainly full-bodied.... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Petra Hebo Suvereto 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Sant Armettu Vin Corse Sartene 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.terrawines.co.uk for £15.The ... variety of the Italian grape sangiovese] 10% syrah and 10% grenache.I started the bottle the other evening with my baked chicken supper.There is plenty of a cherry,plum and blueberry style fruit with some pepper or spice,particularly on the finish.It is full-bodi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Antoine Arena Patrimonio Morta Maio Patrimonio 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £30 from a shop in Saint Neots in ... ... variety of the Italian grape sangiovese. Antoine Arena is one of the leading producers of the appellation and this bottle is from a plot of 60 year old nielluccio vines called 'Morta Maio'.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.This a full bodied an... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • The Ojai Vineyard White Hawk Vineyard Sangiovese 2016

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    Very pleasant wine. Black Raspberry/Black Cherry on the tip of the tongue, Then, some herbal hints--mint and basil. Also, suggestion of cola. Nice fun acid. In the past I haven't particularly enjoyed this bottling, but this one is a winner. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Domaine Casanova Vin de Pays Ile de Beaute NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £8 from the website www.vinatis.com.It is a ... version of the Italian grape sangiovese.I started my bottle last night with my pasta supper.There is some cherry and blackcurrant style fruit with a hint of spice or pepper and soft tannins but it lacked body or structure. However it was a pleasant accompaniment t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Sansedoni Toscana Italy Sangiovese 2017

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    while it is fruity, yet not overtly sweet, but hearty it seems to need more time in the bottle. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Tralcio Antico Morellino di Scansano 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a little shop near the hotel I stayed in when ... wines made of at least 85% sangiovese [a grape called morellino in this area] from around the village of Scansano in the coastal part of Tuscany. I started my bottle last night with my pizza supper.There is plenty of a cherry and redcurrant style fruit with a hi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Mazzei Tenuta Belguardo Bronzone Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Guicciardini Strozzi Sodole 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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