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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  • Interesting question about the Chianti and Lambrusco. Short answer is that I ... looking for. Chianti, from Sangiovese, can be very tart and also tannic. But again, that depends on the style in some part. You have the same grape, but some of the old school kinds are lighter and more acidic, and then some of the others add a bit of Merlot or Ca... Read More

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  • San Felice Chianti Classico Il Grigio Riserva 2011

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    Cranberry/rusty coloration with a near tawny brown tinge around the edge....decent clarity, but does have some slight murkiness. Good legs suggesting a medium body. The aromas are mellow, and with deep richness....black cherry, pomegranate, subdued oak, hints of peppercorn spice and very slight Earthiness. The flavors follow suit, with the da... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Duca Bortini di Montebello Terre Siciliane Sangiovese 2015

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    Polished off two of the three bottles in my cellar during a long dinner evening with a couple we have been friends with for almost 40 years. Paired nicely with a slow cooker pork roast, our kick-off to the Thanksgiving week 2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • What yr is Ladouy - been drinking them for years.  I like them best at the ... possible to get good quality sangiovese and nebbiolo from that that vintage - and for that matter the 2016 - at reasonable prices. Good to hear from you Jack - how's the wif Read More

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  • Chianti Adventure Series Malizia Pontedera Italy 2016

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    Aldi, Oct./2018. Red turpentine/mineral spirits. You buy inexpensive and sometimes you get crap. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Tenuta di Ghizzano Il Ghizzano Red Blend Tuscany 2016

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    Dry, fungal and earthy aromas with plum and cranberry fruit with some red currant and mineral salinity. Tart and refreshing with drying tannins and expressive fruit, raspberry and red currant notes, light cherry and a touch of spice, this is clean and light - a good complement to food with good minerality and acidity without overpowering. Very l... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Giancarlo Chianti

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    Had in Jeffersonville IN Read More

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  • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2004

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  • Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico 2014

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  • Brancaia Tre Rosso Tuscany 2014

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    Cherry, strawberry and red currant aromas with chalky earth notes. Fresh and fruity, with full acidity and plummy, strawberry notes and a warm finish. Read More

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