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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      by Frank Mangio In the world of wine, women are proving themselves to be every bit the equal of a previously male-dominated winemaking profession. The national wine media, like Wine Spectator and more recently Food & Wine, have spotlighted women of distinction, many of whom have crafted their wines in the famous Napa Valley/Sonoma districts of California.

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    • Thrown for a loop by two Italian wines

      Thrown for a loop by two Italian wines I was surprised by both of these wines. The 2009 Tolaini, Al Passo, Tuscany is a very effective blend of Sangiovese and Merlot that already shows bottle aged flavors. Its complicated upbringing surely contributed to the attractive wood box and spices. The wine has great vigor and tastes great, making it an excellent choice for your fall meals.

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    • Cliffs Wine Picks – Oct 27, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

      2012 Schug Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2008 Long Shadows Wineries Saggi 2009 Henry’s Drive Shiraz Dead Letter Office 2010 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2012 Schug Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – $19.79 I decided to take a shot on this one when I was it on a local wine store’s shelf. Early reviews called 2012 a great, can’t miss vintage.

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  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    …: Pinot Gris Touriga Naciona Pinot Noir If we stop at Fabbioli Cellars we can add: Chambourcin Now, it is starting to get tougher. The good news is that our friends at Casanel Vineyards can add: Norton Carmenère (coming soon) The always inventive Lew Parker at Willowcroft can add: Cabernet Blanc to our list, while our German…

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  • Celebrating India's Wines

    … Nine Hills Chenin Blanc 15.6 KRSMA Estates Chardonnay 15.4 SDU Deva Chardonnay Reserva 15.3 Seagram's Nine Hills Viognier 14.9 Grover Zampa Sauvignon Blanc 14.6 Sula Vineyards - Riesling 14.53 Sula Viognier 14.5 Sweet White Vallonné Vineyards Vin de Passerillage 14.9 Sula Late harvest Chenin Blanc 14.7 Rosé Sula Roé Zinfandel 14.75 Vallonne Rosé…

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  • A barrel of…questions

    … a wonderful wine — so good that the Food and Wine magazine’s Italian wing declared it the best Sangiovese in Italy last fall. Better than Sangiovese from the Chianti regions. It’s made with organic grapes, and we’ll be getting the certification paperwork for future orders so we can label it that way. It’s a big wine, and that means you need pretty…

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  • Ornellaia tasting on Thursday

    … Ornellaia tasting on Thursday Gasbarro’s Wines on Federal Hill in Providence is about to do it again with another elite tasting. On Thursday night they are pouring five wines from the Ornellaia Estate in Tuscany. Italian Super Tuscans have acquired a cult status in the wine world and none more more so than Ornellaia. The elite Italian wine…

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  • If You Don’t Know…Now You Know! 6 Santa Barbara Winemakers to Watch

    … to be around a few winemakers early on and tasted many wines. But after a few years the wine that stuck was a Cornas from France, I loved the spiciness and minerality What was your first job in wine? My first job was at Beckmen in Los Olivos, CA. Who is the the first person to give you hands-on training in wine? In 2005, Steve Beckmen was the first…

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  • Heart of Italy: The US Debut of Romagna Sangiovese Riserva 2011

    … the very most of the vine, as good wines are a faithful reflection of the environment in which they are grown: a combination of soil, climate and growing methods”. Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of smoky earth, wild flowers and cherry. Wild berries, cherry and plum notes lead the way, whilst graphite minerals, licorice…

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  • An evening at The Ravens Club in Ann Arbor

    … Sangiovese Carbonic from Ballard Canyon, California. The wine is made with carbonic maceration, which means the grapes are not crushed but put in the tank and then infused with carbon dioxide which causes the grapes to ferment in the berries. It’s an interesting way of making wines. However, the result was not my style at all: It showed a very light…

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  • Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013

    …Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013, Tuscany, Italy, $15 (S) – Rating 91 Very typical of this beautiful variety (Sangiovese) from an even more beautiful wine region. Aromas of cherry, dark chocolate and spice. A soft mouth-feel with defined tannins and balanced acidity. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, plum and pomegranate with plenty dark spice. Spice and chocolate in the finish. Buy This Wine The post Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013 appeared first on Wine Blog - Bacchus and Beery. …

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