Try a Sangiovese wine if you like Barbera, Tempranillo, or Valpolicella.

 

Overview of the Sangiovese wine varietal

A medium-to-full body, medium-to-high tannin, and high acidity wine

 

Why we like the Sangiovese varietal, grape and wine

  • The mouthwatering acidity and strong tannins make it very food friendly.
  • Some of the BEST quality Italian wines are made with Sangiovese

 


How to pronounce Sangiovese:

san-jo-VAY-zay


 

Flavours and aromas of Sangiovese wines

  • Fruit: red currant, red cherry, fresh raspberry, tomato
  • Herbal/Vegetal: basil, pepper, sun-dried tomato
  • Other: potting soil, cinnamon, balsamic, savoury

 

Foods that go well with Sangiovese wine – varietal pairings

  • Cheese (Romano, Parmesan)
  • Caprese Salad
  • Tomato-based pastas
  • Wild boar
  • Pizza

 

Where are Sangiovese grapes grown?

Old World Sangiovese Regions

  • Tuscany, Italy
  • France

New World Sangiovese Regions

  • Argentina
  • USA
  • Australia
  • Canada

 

Interesting facts about Sangiovese wine

The name Sangiovese translates to “blood of Jove.” Jove is another name for Jupiter, the King of the Roman gods. The Greek equivalent of Zeus, the god of Thunder.

 

Other names for the Sangiovese varietal include

Regional Names: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Carmignano

 

Our favourite finds for Sangiovese wine

Caparzo 2013 Brunello di Montalcino
Mazzei Fonterutoli 2016 Chianti Classico

 

Dig Deeper: Learn More About Old World vs New World Wines

Like Sangiovese? Try A Similar Grape Variety: Tempranillo