The king of grapes in Tuscany, SangioveseThe king of grapes in Tuscany, Sangiovese

For truly grand wines

If you love Italian wine, you’ll definitely be a fan of Sangiovese. This grape provides the basis of every Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and is considered the main grape variety of Tuscany. Chianti must consist of at least 80 per cent Sangiovese grapes, rising to 100 per cent for Brunello di Montalcino. Most of these Tuscan wines carry the coveted docg label. The regulations for this label are so rigorous that these wines, with their emphasis on acidity and tannins, are practically without exception of extremely high quality.

Where it grows:

What it tastes like:

  • fruity-spicy with notes of plums, cherries and wild berries

What it goes with:

  • fine cuts of lamb, venison and beef
  • braised, savoury meat dishes
  • spicy cheese
Sangiovese wines
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    Italy, Tuscany
    85 % Sangiovese, Canaiolo nero, Mammolo, Colorino del Valdarno

    150 cl
    Vino Nobile di Montepulciano docg Toscana, Tenuta Vallocaia
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    Italy, Tuscany
    90 % Sangiovese, 10 % Colorino del Valdarno

    75 cl
    Vallocaia – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano docg Toscana, Riserva, Tenuta Vallocaia
  3. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    100 % Sangiovese

    75 cl
    Brunello di Montalcino docg, Banfi