Sangiovese: The Soul of Tuscan Wine and Beyond

Jul 28, 2023Daniele Borgogno
Sangiovese: Anima del Vino Toscano e non solo
Dive into the world of Sangiovese, the iconic Italian grape variety, protagonist of some of the most famous wines in the world. This red grape variety, which dominates the Italian peninsula, finds its highest expression in Tuscany.

Sangiovese is appreciated for its versatility, able to adapt to different climates and soils. It loves the Mediterranean climate and Tuscan limestone soils, from which wines with notes of cherry, plum, aromatic herbs, and spices are derived. This incredible variety of aromas, combined with a lively acidity, makes Sangiovese the ideal companion for Italian cuisine.

In the heart of Tuscany, Sangiovese stands out for its extraordinary concentration and complexity. This uniqueness is due to the perfect harmony between the mild climate and the limestone soils of the region. Here, Sangiovese expresses itself through intense scents of ripe fruit, spices, leather, and tobacco.

Among the most famous clones of Sangiovese, we find Sangiovese Grosso and Sangiovese Piccolo. The former is famous for its structure, which makes Brunello di Montalcino a wine with great aging potential. The latter, protagonist in Tuscan DOCG wines such as Chianti, produces wines of unparalleled vivacity and freshness. Of course, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano based on Prugnolo Gentile, a variety of Sangiovese Grosso, should not be overlooked.

Beyond Tuscany, Sangiovese also shines in other Italian regions such as Emilia-Romagna, Marche, and Umbria. Here, it gives character to wines like Romagna DOC, Rosso Piceno, Rosso Conero, and Montefalco Rosso DOC. Finally, in the South, Sangiovese contributes to the complexity of many robust and flavorful wines.

In conclusion, Sangiovese is an emblem of Italian viticulture and a standard-bearer of Tuscany and beyond. Don't miss the opportunity to savor its countless profiles, visiting our online wine shop, Vinai del Borgo. Here you will find a selection of the best Sangiovese-based wines, ready to be tasted.

Sangiovese is much more than a grape variety; it is a journey through the flavors and aromas of our land. Don't miss this incredible journey through Italian grape varieties.

Discover Sangiovese and its facets with the Chianti Classico Riserva "Gherardino" by Vignamaggio, the Brunello di Montalcino by La Lecciaia, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano "Silìneo" by Fattoria del Cerro, the Organic Sangiovese "Maremma Toscana" by La Lecciaia, and the Romagna Sangiovese Superiore "Poggio Vicchio Marzeno" by Zerbina."

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