Cards of Wine

Sangiovese (Italy)

Sangiovese is the main grape in many Italian wines.

It mainly grows in Toscana, Umbria, and Emilia Romagna.

Typical Flavors


Red Cherry
Red
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Blackberry
Blackberry

Blueberry
Blueberry
Violets
Violets
Licorice
Licorice
Minerals
Minerals

Oak Added Flavors:

Toast
Toast
Coffee
Coffee
Tobacco
Tobacco
Leather
Leather

Red Cherries and Wild Berries are typical Sangiovese flavors.

The warmer the climate, the more Blueberry, Sweet Cherry, Plum, and Herbs.

Hints of Flowers (Violets), Licorice, Spices, Tea and salty Minerals.

Profile

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium plus
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Ham
Ham
Salami
Salumi

Pizza
Pizza
Hamburger
Hamburger
Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey

Sausages
Sausages
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork
Wild Boar
Wild Boar

Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Deer
Game
Red Meat
Beef

Sangiovese pairs well with both Italian and International food.

It loves Rich Pasta Dishes, Tomato Sauces, Stews and Mushroom Sauces.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tomato Sauce. Meat Sauce.
Truffle Sauce. Mushroom Sauce.
Rich Pasta. Rich Risotto. Pasta Cabonara.
Pasta Arrabbiata. Pasta with Truffles.
Rich Pizza. Pizza Picante. Lasagna.
Poultry. Rich Chicken. Turkey. Rabbit.
Hamburger. Sausages. Veal.
Stew. Wild Boar Stew. Ox Tail Stew.
Pork (Herb Grilled).
Lamb (with Rosemary).
Red Meat. Braises. Roast Beef. Game.

Cheese:
Mature Cheese.
Pecorino. Parmigiano. Asiago. Provolone.

Tuscan Specialities:
Ribollita (Hearthy Soup).
Bistecca Fiorentina (Florentine Steak).
Risotto (with Meat or Mushroom Sauce).
Polenta with Black Truffle.
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms.

If You Like Sangiovese

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Frappato (Italy)
Garnacha (Spain)
GSM Wines (France)
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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Sangiovese Wines

The Sangiovese wines from Tuscany are world famous.

Typical Chianti and Montepulciano wines are Sangiovese blends (70-80%).

Typical Montalcino wines are made from 100% Sangiovese.

NameGrapes
Rosso di Montalcino DOC 100% Sangiovese
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 100% Sangiovese
  
Rosso di Montepulciano DOC Min 70% Sangiovese
Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Min 70% Sangiovese
  
Chianti DOCG Min 70% Sangiovese
Chianti Classico DOCG Min 80% Sangiovese
  
Morellino di Scansano DOCG Min 85% Sangiovese
Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG Min 90% Sangiovese