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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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  • Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 2008 Front Label
    Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 2008
    Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    Podere Il Palazzino Chianti Classico Argenina 2008
    Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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    • Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2008 Front Label
      Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2008
      Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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    • Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico 2008 Front Label
      Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico 2008
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      • Poggio San Polo Rubio 2008 Front Label
        Poggio San Polo Rubio 2008
        Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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      • Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2008 Front Label
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        Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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        • Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2008 Front Label
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          • Castelvecchio Il Castelvecchio Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2008 Front Label
            Castelvecchio Il Castelvecchio Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2008
            Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2008 Front Label
              Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2008
              Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Luna Vineyards Sangiovese 2008 Front Label
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              • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2008 Front Label
                Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2008
                Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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              • Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino 2008 Front Label
                Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino 2008
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              • Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 Front Label
                Barone Ricasoli Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico Riserva 2008
                Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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                Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2008
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              • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2008 Front Label
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              • Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2008 Front Label
                Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2008
                Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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              • Piccini Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 Front Label
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                • Prode Cavaliere Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2008 Front Label
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                      • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2008 Front Label
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                        • Michele Satta Cavaliere 2008 Front Label
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