Your Ultimate Guide To Sangiovese Wine
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Sangiovese, the most extensively cultivated red grape variety in Italy, is used to produce a wide range of wines, including chianti. Although it is not extensively cultivated outside of Italy, Sangiovese is popular in its homeland. Depending on the style, the medium-bodied, high-acid, high-tannin wine might have fruity or savoury qualities. It has a medium alcohol content for red wine. Sangiovese is a dry, light to medium-bodied red wine with high levels of mouthwatering acidity and tight tannins. Depending on where and how the grapes are handled, the rich flavours range from rustic to delicious. Expect cherry, plum, and red currant flavours, as well as smokey and earthy herbaceousness. The grapes can have savoury qualities such as spicy oak-induced subtleties, peppery tones, and even sweet tobacco streaks. Black tea can also be overpowering on the palate. Spice, dark fruit, and oak can all be found on the nose of Sangiovese.

Sangiovese wine regions

Because of its capacity to adapt to and prosper in its environment, Sangiovese is known as a chameleon grape, making it a lot easier grape to produce. Tuscany's Sangiovese wines are among the most celebrated in both the New and Old Worlds of wine. This fascinating red wine grape, on the other hand, is planted all throughout Italy and the world. Umbria in central Italy, Campania in southern Italy, and Romagna in northern Italy are all notable Italian regions. While most Sangiovese grapes are planted in Italy, they are also grown on the adjacent French island of Corsica in Patrimonio AOC (Nielluccio), a notable location with the world's second-greatest Sangiovese yield.

Flavour profile of Sangiovese wine

While the flavour of Sangiovese wine varies based on where it is produced and what it is blended with, there are a few consistent tasting notes. Sangiovese's predominant characteristics are virtually invariably red fruit flavours such as red cherry, strawberry, plum, and raspberry. This grape variety, on the other hand, is praised for its deep savoury flavours. Sangiovese may be the wine for you if you appreciate wines with a vast depth of flavour, rich savoury flavours, and harsh acidity traits. If these tasting notes don't pique your curiosity, don't be afraid to try Sangiovese blends, as these powerful tastes are often balanced with lighter wines.

How to use Sangiovese wine?

Because of its inherent acidity, savoury taste, and medium body, Sangiovese is an exceedingly adaptable matching partner. Pair it with anything that contains tomato sauce. A staple for combining with Italian classics like pizza and pasta bolognese. Sangiovese pairs well with rare grilled steak and roasted chicken with pan sauce. Serve Sangiovese in a red wine glass at room temperature or slightly chilled. This can reduce alcohol and mellow tannins, allowing the fruit and flowers to come through.

Serving instructions

Sangiovese doesn't have much of a fragrance, unlike some of the more fragrant red wines like Tempranillo, so you don't need to worry about serving it in a big bowled glass. Use a typical wine glass to serve the wine.