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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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  • Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2010 Front Label
    Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2010  Front Label
    Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • WE93
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  • Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • W&S91
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  • Bellaria Brunello di Montalcino Assunto 2010 Front Label
    Bellaria Brunello di Montalcino Assunto 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS97
    • WS96
    • RP94
    3.6 7 Ratings
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  • Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 Front Label
    Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 Front Label
    Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS90
    4.2 18 Ratings
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  • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2010 Front Label
    Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS96
    • WS90
    5.0 12 Ratings
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  • Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 2010 Front Label
    Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • RP97
    • W&S96
    • WS95
    4.6 12 Ratings
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  • Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • RP93
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  • La Gerla Vigna Gli Angeli Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 Front Label
    La Gerla Vigna Gli Angeli Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • RP92
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  • La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • WE93
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  • Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS96
    • RP94
    • WS94
    4.3 53 Ratings
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  • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS95
    • RP93
    • WS93
    • WE92
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  • Col d'Orcia Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 Front Label
    Col d'Orcia Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS98
    • WE96
    • WS92
    4.0 8 Ratings
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  • Banfi Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Front Label
    Banfi Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS97
    • RP95
    • WS93
    • W&S92
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  • Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 Front Label
    Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
    • JS98
    • RP97
    • WE97
    • W&S96
    • WS94
    4.9 7 Ratings
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