Collection: Sangiovese

Sangiovese FAQs

How to pronounce Sangiovese

"Sangiovese" is pronounced as "san-joh-VAY-zay."

What is Sangiovese wine?

Sangiovese is a red wine grape variety primarily associated with Italy, particularly in the regions of Tuscany, where it is the dominant grape in many famous Italian wines such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. It is one of the most widely planted grape varieties in Italy. Sangiovese wines are typically medium to full-bodied, with moderate tannins, and can display a wide range of flavors depending on factors such as the specific region, climate, and winemaking techniques. Common flavor profiles include cherry, plum, raspberry, earthy notes, and herbal nuances.

Is Sangiovese dry?

Sangiovese wines can vary in sweetness levels, but the majority of Sangiovese wines are typically made in a dry style. "Dry" in the context of wine means that the wine contains very little residual sugar and is not perceived as sweet on the palate.

What doe Sangiovese taste like?

Sangiovese typically showcases high acidity and prominent tannins, along with flavors of cherries, herbs such as sage and rosemary, and savory undertones of leather and tobacco. In riper vintages, it may also exhibit notes of plums. Some Sangiovese wines may feature hints of violets, while aging can bring forth additional complexities such as nuances of blood oranges and bay leaves.