Sangiovese (san-jo-veh-zeh [sandʒoˈveːze]) is a red Italian wine grape variety whose name derives from the Latin sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jove". Though it is the grape of most of central Italy from Romagna down to Lazio, Campania and Sicily, outside Italy it is most famous as the only component of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino and the main component of the blend Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano, although it can also be used to make varietal wines such as Sangiovese di Romagna and the modern "Super Tuscan" wines like Tignanello.Sangiovese was already well known by the 16th century.
Posts about Sangiovese
  • Tasting Notes from the Benvenuto Brunello 2015, NYC Event

    … Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Benvenuto Brunello USA 2015 event which was organized and sponsored by the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Consortium at the gorgeous location of Gotham Hall in New York City in order to unveil to the press and trade the 2010 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino wines made by 44 selected producers. I…

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  • Da Vinci Chianti DOCG 2013

    … of earth comprised the moderate finish. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot Chianti Italy Vinted and Bottled by Cantine Leonardo Davinci SOC. AGR. COOP. 13% Alcohol $10 [average pice] Enjoy now thru 2017 Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in italy, value and tagged chianti, sangiovese. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • Seven compelling picks from VINTAGES for January 24

    … or all of these seven recommended bottles and have a great, wine-soaked January weekend. From left to right: Aubert Visan Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2013, Rosehall Run Cuvée Hungry Point Unoaked Chardonnay 2013, Bibbiano Chianti Classico 2011, Vignobles De Balma Vénitia Cuvée Saint Roch Vacqueyras 2011, Domaines Schlumberger Saering Riesling 2011…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • “Message in a Bottle”, Il Palagio, Tuscany

    … did. 2011 “Message in a Bottle” Rosso Toscana IGT Sangiovese 70%, Syrah 15%, Merlot 15% 91+ points, $22+ USD, EXCELLENT Value *BENEFITS FROM AERATOR OR 1-HOUR DECANT* …it is my personal opinion that the work that Trudie Styler, Sting and the entire Il Palagio team have done to create a vineyard filled with bio-dynamics and bio-diversity is paying…

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  • Sicily Redux

    … vague references of aroma and overall sensations to Riesling and Viognier, with a dash of Gewurzy spiciness. A tropically floral nose of melons, coriander, citrus and exotic herbs leads to smooth-edged flavors of peach and pear energized by brisk acidity. This is Sicily at its best, delivering the unexpected. Available at Wine Works, Marlton, NJ COS…

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  • Drink Chianti, Eat Gnudi, Celebrate Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner. For those that have a spouse, significant other, or boyfriend/girlfriend, there may be some pressure to have a special celebration that day. It was suggested to me by a PR company in Vancouver that having a nice, light Italian meal with a bottle of Chianti might fit the bill.

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  • Traditions of Wine

    … 8000 years – and now it came back, as a power behind “orange wine” and source of inspiration for the new-founded clay vessel aging movement at the wineries around the world. Traditions Created. For the longest time, new grape harvest celebration was a tradition in Beaujolais region in France, but it was only a local phenomenon. It was not until…

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  • Toledo Area Wine events & Tastings: January 21-24, 2015

    … Valley, California, 2. 2012 Periodic – Pinot Noir – Central Coast, California, 3. 2012 Dona Paula – Estate Malbec – Mendoza, Argentina, 4. 2010 Chateau Villa Carmin – Red Bordeaux – Medoc, France. Nominal fee per sample or $4.50 per flight. Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Closeout Tasting #3: 1. St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc, 2. Brocard…

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  • Banfi Belnero Toscana

    … Belnero. Is it a Super Tuscan or just an IGT and what exactly does that mean? If it tastes as good as this one, it doesn’t really matter! The grapes used to make this wine are mostly Sangiovese from Montalcino, Italy, blended with small amounts of Cabernet and Merlot. A soft nuance of chocolate and red berry combined with a strong backbone of acidity puts this wine at the top of the list for any culinarians in the know. This wine kicks it! Rating: Excellent (91) | $25 | 14.5% ABV …

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  • Sangiovese research breakthrough

    … as Tuscany’s primary grape variety became a blueprint for the generations of growers and winemakers who followed. But I’ve been challenged to find ampelographers who describe Tuscan viticulture and the grapes planted there in the decades that followed his move. Last week, searching and scrolling through Google books, I stumbled across a wonderful…

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  • Top of the Hill Country Wine Trail tour – Part 1

    … The Top of the Hill Country Wine Trail is a wine trail located appropriately enough at the northern end of the Hill Country. There are some great wineries on the trail but since most wine visitors concentrate on the wineries around US Highway 290 in the Hill Country, they sometimes do not take the opportunity to visit the other Hill Country…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Wine Pairing Recommendations for Hometown Foods #SundaySupper

    … New Yorker Vegan Timbits by Killer Bunnies, Inc Pair these dishes with Chianti. One of my perennial faves is Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva($19). It’s made from Sangiovese grapes and has a wonderful black cherry, plum, spice, and tobacco character. Arancini Risotto Balls by La Bella Vita Cucina Deli Pizzeli by Country Girl…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 13 readers -
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