List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Sangiovese

Learn about Sangiovese — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

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 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.

Tasting Notes for Sangiovese

Sangiovese 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.

Perfect Food Pairings for Sangiovese

Sangiovese 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.

Filter by
18 Items
18 Items
  • San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo 1997  Front Label
    San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo 1997
    Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
    • RP97
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $229.97
    Try the
    229 97
    229 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 1997 Front Label
    Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 1997
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • WS94
    • WE92
    • W&S92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $85.00
    Try the
    85
    85
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997 Front Label
    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $129.97
    Try the
    129 97
    129 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Talenti Brunello di Montalcino Pian Di Conte Riserva 1997 Front Label
    Talenti Brunello di Montalcino Pian Di Conte Riserva 1997
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • WS91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $99.97
    Try the
    99 97
    99 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Tenute del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Fattoria del Cerro Antica Chiusina 1997  Front Label
    Tenute del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Fattoria del Cerro Antica Chiusina 1997
    Sangiovese from Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $37.97
      Try the
      37 97
      37 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva 1997  Front Label
      Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva 1997
      Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $44.99
        Try the
        44 99
        44 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Tenuta di Nozzole La Forra Chianti Classico Riserva 1997  Front Label
        Tenuta di Nozzole La Forra Chianti Classico Riserva 1997
        Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $35.99
          Try the
          35 99
          35 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 1997  Front Label
          Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 1997
          Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $24.49
            Try the 2016 Vintage 32 99
            24 49
            24 49
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Casisano Vigna del Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997 Front Label
            Casisano Vigna del Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
            Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $129.97
              Try the
              129 97
              129 97
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino 1997
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
              • WS96
              • RP93
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $209.00
              Try the 2015 Vintage 179 99
              209
              209
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997  Front Label
              Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
              • WS95
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $129.97
              Try the
              129 97
              129 97
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 1997 Front Label
              Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 1997
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
              • WS98
              • RP93
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $179.97
              Try the 2015 Vintage 139 99
              179 97
              179 97
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto 1997
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
              • WS97
              • RP91
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $249.97
              Try the 2013 Vintage 334 99
              249 97
              249 97
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Banfi Poggio all Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
              • WS96
              • WE93
              • W&S92
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $179.97
              Try the
              179 97
              179 97
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997 Front Label
              Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
              • WS98
              4.8 8 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $159.97
              Try the
              159 97
              159 97
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 1997 Front Label
              Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 1997
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
              • WS93
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $115.97
              Try the
              115 97
              115 97
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997 Front Label
              Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
              • W&S95
              • RP94
              • WS93
              • WE92
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $159.97
              Try the
              159 97
              159 97
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 1997 Front Label
              Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 1997
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
              • WS92
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $99.97
              Try the
              99 97
              99 97
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

            Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
            Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

            It's easy to make the switch.
            Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

            Yes, Update Now
            Cheers to You!

            New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

            New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

            There was an error redeeming your code.

            *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 10/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

            Search for ""

            Processing Your Order...