Sangiovese  

Sangiovese is Chianti. fresh, perfumed fruit with a fine spice of acidity and clean refined palate - can age well.

Origins   

  • Originally known in its wild form by the Etruscans in the area around what is now Florence as Sanguis Jovis, or ‘Blood of Jupiter’

Characteristics   

  • Thin, inky low quality to long-lived, concentrated wines of great quality
  • Often, as in Chianti, blended with other varieties. Lacks rich pigmentation and is prone to early oxidation
  • An orange rim can be a Sangiovese giveaway
  • High acidity, farmyard taste and smell, moderate alcohol and very marked tannins
  • Slow and late ripening
  • Clonal selection is extremely important for this variety. Careful clonal selection from the Sangiovese Grosso is thought to produce the best wines

Vinification / Maturation    

  • Traditionally stored in large oak vats, which can dry out the wines
  • The recent use of small 225l Bordeaux style oak barrels has gone some way to reduce the excessive tartness of young Sangiovese                          
  • The blending of Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon has produced some sublime results (super Tuscans)

Homeland   

  • Central Italy, but recommended in 58 provinces in Italy

Also to be found in…

  • California, Australia and Argentina (where it was carried by Italian emigrants)

Our Sangiovese Wines…

Talosa, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, 2015

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Talosa, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, 2015

90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot given two years in oak, the first in 500l, new, first fill and...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionTuscany

ColourRed

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeTAK215

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Fiorano, I Paoli Sangiovese, Marche IGT, 2019

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Fiorano, I Paoli Sangiovese, Marche IGT, 2019

This delightful Sangiovese is Fiorano's cheif wine, now renamed I Paoli after the owners...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionMarche

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFIO119

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Talosa, Chianti Colli Senesi, 2019

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Talosa, Chianti Colli Senesi, 2019

From the younger vines in the Talosa Montepulciano vineyards, this is 85% Sangiovese with 15%...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionTuscany

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeTAK319

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Col di Lamo, Rosso di Montalcino, 2017

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Col di Lamo, Rosso di Montalcino, 2017

100% organically farmed (in conversion) Sangiovese, aged in old vats. Youthful and a little...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionTuscany

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeCDL117

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Tenuta Casali, Bassamarea Rosso, Sangiovese Rubicone, 2019

A bright, young, country wine - vivid purple; fresh cherry perfume; all cherries and red...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionEmilia Romagna

ColourRed

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeTEN619

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Le Cinciole, Cinciorosso, IGT Toscana, 2018

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Le Cinciole, Cinciorosso, IGT Toscana, 2018

70% Sangiovese - from the younger vines at this organic Chianti Classico estate in Panzano -...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionTuscany

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeCIN118

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I Fabbri, Chiant Classico Riserva, 2015

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I Fabbri, Chiant Classico Riserva, 2015

A selection of the best bunches from the first days of harvest, 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionTuscany

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeIFA315

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Talosa, Rosso di Montepulciano, 2018

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Talosa, Rosso di Montepulciano, 2018

Sangiovese, with 15% Merlot, Canaiolo and Mammolo, in old barrels: a big and youthful red from...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionTuscany

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeTAK118

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Col di Lamo, Brunello di Montalcino, 2015

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Col di Lamo, Brunello di Montalcino, 2015

Gianna de Neri's Brunello comes from two organically farmed plots on the gentle slopes near...

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Light > Full

OriginItaly

RegionTuscany

ColourRed

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeCDL315

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