Sangiovese is the most widely planted red grape in Italy and also among the most versatile.
It reigns supreme in Tuscany, where sangiovese (translation: blood of Jove or Jupiter) is the primary grape for four distinctly incredible wines: Chianti, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile Montepulciano (not to be confused with the southern Italian varietal and wine Montepuciano D’Abruzzi).
Sangiovese is also used to craft iconic Super Tuscan wines, mostly from Bolgheri, where it is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
So how can the same grape produce uniquely, different tasting wines?
It’s all in the varietal’s multiple clones and, of course, the terroir (land, soils, cl...Read More