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.
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    • Indie Wines – The Paso Garagiste Festival 2014

      Photo by Tom Lake I recently returned from two days at the Paso Garagiste Festival. This is the event’s fourth year, and it has grown leaps and bounds since I wrote about the inaugural event in 2011. That year, 44 wineries participated in a one-day event; now it is a four day event. This year 60 wineries alone poured on Saturday, November 8 at the Grand Tasting; another 19 wi ...

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    • The Most Interesting Wines Of 2014

      The Most Interesting Wines of the Year – some of the more thought-provoking discussion here on these virtual pages have come courtesy of this annual list, compiled with a not insignificant amount of effort on my part in looking back on the crap-ton of wines that I had the pleasure (mostly, anyway) to have tasted over the last twelve months.

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  • Chianti Wine: The Pride of Tuscany

    … as extra virgin olive oil. There are few pleasures as distinct as a tart, spicy, herbaceous Chianti wine next to a plate of sliced prosciutto or pasta al pomodoro. What is Chianti Wine? Description Chianti wine is a red blend from Tuscany, Italy made with Sangiovese grapes. Pronounced: “key-on-tee” Flavors: Red Fruits, Bitter Herbs, Balsamic Vinegar…

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  • What do you mean “blended”?

    … wouldn’t say that blended wines aren’t as “fruity” as single varieties but that perhaps they are simply not as predictable. It’s hard to tell what to expect from a wine by looking at the name on the label. Seeing “Pinot Noir” on the label tells you a lot. For BC wine in means that it’s going to be a light to medium red wine without a lot of tannins…

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  • My Top 10 Wine Experiences of 2014

    … Nuits, an immense task. From this immense task I was inspired by several Californians to explore in-depth the so-called “new California” movement, which proved to be an enlightening experience demonstrating the massive diversity of California wine and the exciting directions in which it is being taken. In the fall came great fortune…

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  • December Hill Country Road Trip

    … For the conclusion of using our Texas Hill Country Wineries season pass, the last wine trail event was the 2014 Holiday Wine Trail. The trail would include the booklet for marking down the four full wine tastings per day like in the previous wine trail event, but the Holiday trail also included a Christmas ornament. We started the trip…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 5 readers -
  • Spotlight on Chianti Classico: San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione 2010

    …. It requires all the grapes in the wine to be estate grown, must be matured in wood for a minimum of 30 months and then in bottle for at least 3 before release, and finally the wine must be 80-100% Sangiovese. There are many critics of the Gran Selezione marker. Firstly, that it does nothing to help consumers understand Chianti’s terroir and diversity…

    Just Grapes- 6 readers -
  • Monsanto Il Poggio Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

    … fashioned label and genetically modified associations with the domaine name. The Bianchi family who own Monsanto have 72 hectares of vines in the Chianti Classico area, and this wine is a blend of 90% Sangiovese with 7% Canaiolo and 3% Colorino, aged for 20 months in French oak. It’s an impressive wine, but it does need some time to show its best…

    jamie goode's wine blog- 5 readers -
  • 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List

    … Photo courtesy of 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List As in previous years, if you recall, the year finishes with lists of “Best Texas Wines” and then the discussion starts about why everyone’s favorite wine was not on the list, and how deficient the “best wine” process is. Well, this year…

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  • Friday Wine Tastings Tonight In Portland! December 19, 2014

    …! Here’s the line up: Blanc de Blancs NV Grand Reserve Brut NV 2007 Millesime Flight of 3, $25elebrating Famous Female Firsts of the Northwest The Portland Bottle Shop Bordeaux 5-7:30, $10 Portland Wine Merchants BEST OF SPAIN 2014! Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat & more 4:30-7:30, $15 Storyteller Wine Co. Bubbles and Bordeaux…

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  • The Perfect Gift

    … for making music, his family was making wine. This particular bottle, their flagship SuperTuscan, a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet, is named for Andrea’s grandfather Alcide. It’s a lovely bottle of wine that features a nose of leather and loamy earth, with big cherry fruit and wild herbs on the palate, but needs 3-5 years on its side to bring out…

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  • Collazzi Libertá Will Get Your Spirits Soaring

    … - Collazzi Libertá 2012, Toscana Cost: $23-25 Balance usually is the key to any good wine, especially a blend. That is what you will find in the Collazzi Libertá, a delightful Tuscan blend. Some would call this wine a Super Tuscan because it focuses on the French grapes of Merlot and Syrah instead of the traditional Sangiovese. I prefer…

    Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.comin Cabernet Franc Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Spotlight on Chianti Classico: Castello di Bossi Riserva Berardo 2007

    … an ugly mark. The wine itself is very dark, with black cherry fruit and earth. There is plenty of tannin in this wine which helps the rich fruit from the warm 2007 vintage feel alive and ready for grilled steak without being opulent. The length is superb. Drinking this reminded me how well Italians understand contrasts – sweet and bitter, fruit…

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  • Gaudete, 2014.

    … skip to main | skip to sidebar It's Gaudete Sunday. I am paying homage to that one, rose-coloured candle by once again by supping a rosé wine. This year's rosé selection is a Miner Family, 2013 Rosato of Sangiovese (Mendocino AVA). Made using the saignée method, this medium bodied rosé is huge on red berry-cherry goodness with a little tropical thing going on (Thud, think Fruit Salad) and a deep, deep pink hue. Gorgeous. Today, rejoice with something pink. Sing it Maddy! …

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