Sangiovese

Sangiovese

A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino.

It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.

It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.

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2019 Rosso di Montalcino, Ignaccio, Il Marroneto, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2019
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2016 Brunello di Montalcino, Pieve di Santa Restituta, Gaja, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2016
Lay down
Full Bodied
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14.5% Alcohol
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£62.68 – bottle (75cl)
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2016 Rosso di Montalcino, Tenuta Greppo, Biondi-Santi, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2016
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Full Bodied
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14.0% Alcohol
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£69.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Gemini, Riserva, La Serena, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2015
Lay down
Full Bodied
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15.0% Alcohol
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2016 Cepparello, Isole e Olena, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2016
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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2019 Cepparello, Isole e Olena, Tuscany, Italy
Red
2019
Lay down
Full Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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