Sangiovese

Sangiovese{san-jo-veh-zeh} is a red wine grape variety, which originally comes from Italy. The grape’s name derives

Sangiovese grape

Sangiovese grape

from the Lating sanguis Jovis “the blood of Jove”. A test on the DNA, suggests that Sangiovese comes from the cross of Ciliegiolo and Calabrese Montenuovo (HarperCollins 2012). Wines made from this grape are high in acidity and tannins. Some of the flavors are dark cherries, black stone, notes of tomato leaf and dried herbs.

Sean O’Callaghan of Riecine talks about how his spacing has changed and what he thinks is ideal in Chianti.

Italy

Umbria

Montefalco, in the heart of Umbria, is most famous for Sagrantino and the Napolini family produces a dense, structured Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG that stands alongside the best in the region. This wine, by law, is made from 100% Sagrantino. The family’s Montefalco Rosso And their Rosso di Monti incorporates Sangiovese, Montepulciano di Abruzzo and Merlot and offer tremendous value.

Tuscany

Sangiovese dominates the plantings, from the young vines that provide most of the wine in Sincero, to the mature, elegant, and unblended Nicole. Cabernet Sauvignon gives Nicolo it’s body and backbone, while small amounts of Cabernet Franc also make it into that blend.

 Sangiovese

Color of grape Black
Species Vitis Vinifera
Synonyms Brunelletto, Brunello, Calabrese
Origin Italy
Most common in Italy, France, Washington
Phonetic pronunciation  san-jo-veh-zeh