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:
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
Where are Sangiovese grapes grown?
Old World Sangiovese Regions
- Tuscany, Italy
New World Sangiovese Regions
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
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Like Sangiovese? Try A Similar Grape Variety: Tempranillo