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The perfect intersection of bright red fruit and savory earthiness, Sangiovese is among Italy's elite red grape varieties and is responsible for the best red wines of Tuscany. While it is best known as the chief component of Chianti, it is also the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and reaches the height of its power and intensity in the complex, long-lived Brunello di Montalcino wines.

Elsewhere throughout Italy, Sangiovese wine plays an important role in many easy-drinking, value-driven red blends and on the French island of Corsica, under the name, Nielluccio, it produces excellent bright and refreshing red and rosé wines with a personality of their own. Sangiovese has also enjoyed success growing in California and Washington.

Sangiovese Tasting Notes

Sangiovese wine is a dry, red wine with a medium body and qualities of tart cherry, plum, sun dried tomato, fresh tobacco and herbs. High-quality, well-aged examples can take on tertiary notes of smoke, leather, game, potpourri and dried fruit. Corsican Nielluccio is distinguished by a subtle perfume of dried flowers.

Sangiovese Food Pairings

Sangiovese wine is the ultimate pizza and pasta red—its high acidity, moderate alcohol, and fine-grained tannins create a perfect symbiosis with tomato-based dishes, braised vegetables, roasted and cured meat, hard cheese and anything off the barbecue.

Sommelier Secrets for Sangiovese

Although it is the star variety of Tuscany, cult-classic “Super-Tuscan” wines may actually contain no Sangiovese at all! Since the 1970s, local winemakers have been producing big, bold wines as a blend of one or more of several international varieties—usually Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot or Syrah—with or without Sangiovese.

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    Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • La Magia Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
    La Magia Brunello di Montalcino 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016  Front Label
    Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016
    Sangiovese from Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Querciabella Chianti Classico 2016  Front Label
    Querciabella Chianti Classico 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Ziobaffa Organic Toscana 2017  Front Label
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    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2018  Front Label
    Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo 2016  Front Label
    Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Viticcio Chianti Classico 2017  Front Label
    Viticcio Chianti Classico 2017
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2018  Front Label
    Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano 2018
    Sangiovese from Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Col d'Orcia Rosso di Montalcino 2019  Front Label
    Col d'Orcia Rosso di Montalcino 2019
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016  Front Label
    Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2015  Front Label
    Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
    Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino 2015  Front Label
    La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Cordella Brunello di Montalcino 2016  Front Label
    Cordella Brunello di Montalcino 2016
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2018
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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    Argiano Vigna del Suolo Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • ColleMassari Montecucco Rosso Riserva 2015  Front Label
    ColleMassari Montecucco Rosso Riserva 2015
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2019  Front Label
    Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2019
    Sangiovese from Molise, Italy
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    Poggio di Sotto Rosso di Montalcino 2014
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco 2017
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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    Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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