A wine synonymous with Tuscany, from Chianti to Brunello di Montalcino and beyond, its name comes from the Latin sanguis Jovis, which translates as “the blood of Jove.” Described as “the workhorse of Italy,” Sangiovese is the most widely planted red grape across Italy and is used to make wines of all styles and at all levels. Wine experts, enthusiasts and novices alike buy Sangiovese in its many varieties, enjoying its unique flavours and a subtle bouquet.
The Sangiovese grape has been grown in Tuscany for hundreds of years, with references to it dating back as far as the 16th Century. Now, however, it has spread throughout central Italy, where it is one of the most popular red wines, although outside the country it is more widely recognised in blends.
Due to their naturally high acidity, Sangiovese wines are designed to be drunk with food – as most Italian wines are. Typically, Sangiovese displays characters of sour red cherry and red berries, together with earthy, dried herb notes, and ripe, dusty tannins. However, as Sangiovese wines range from dry to sweet, it is not uncommon to identify notes of strawberry within their fascinating blends. It’s no coincidence, then, that the variety pairs perfectly with traditional Italian flavours: tomato, herbs and Parmigiano Reggiano.
The diverse flavours of Sangiovese make this a wine you have to experience in order to understand its timeless appeal. If you want to try it for yourself, you can buy Sangiovese wine online here at Veno, and have it delivered directly to you, anywhere in Australia. Or if you would like to know more about this or any of the other wines in our extensive collection, please contact us for more information.