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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 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.

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  • La Sirena Juliana Vineyard Sangiovese 1998 Front Label
    La Sirena Juliana Vineyard Sangiovese 1998
    Sangiovese from Napa Valley, California
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    • Fattoria dei Barbi Rosso dei Barbi 1998
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      • Banfi Estate Bottled Flask Chianti (half-bottle) 1998 Front Label
        Banfi 1997 Estate Bottled Flask Chianti (half-bottle) 1998
        Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Bonny Doon Ca' del Solo Sangiovese 1998 Front Label
          Bonny Doon Ca' del Solo Sangiovese 1998
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          • Castello di Albola Chianti Classico 1998
            Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Banfi Estate Bottled Flask Chianti 1998 Front Label
            Banfi Estate Bottled Flask Chianti 1998
            Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 1998
              Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Castello di Monastero Chianti Classico 1998
                Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Ruffino Lodola Nuova Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 1998
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                • Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 1998
                  Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 1998
                    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 1998
                    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 1998
                      Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 1998
                      Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino 1998 Front Label
                      Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino 1998
                      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Banfi Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino 1998 Front Label
                      Banfi Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino 1998
                      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva 1998
                      Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 1998 Front Label
                      Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 1998
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                      • Masi Chianti 1998
                        Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                        • Ruffino Chianti (375ML half-bottle) 1998
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                          • Gabbiano Chianti 1998 Front Label
                            Gabbiano Chianti 1998
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                            • Badia a Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 1998 Front Label
                              Badia a Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 1998
                              Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                              • Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico (375ML Half-bottle) 1998 Front Label
                                Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico (375ML Half-bottle) 1998
                                Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                                • Gallo of Sonoma Sangiovese 1998
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                                • Fattorie Melini Chianti Classico Isassi (half-bottle) 1998
                                  Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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