Sangiovese Grape Variety


Sangiovese is the most cultivated red grape variety in Italy, known all over the world for the production of excellences such as Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Super tuscan.

The Origin of Sangiovese

Sangiovese has very ancient origins. As such it has been known since the 1500s, but its origin is most likely Etruscan, in particular it seems to have come from the area north of the Tiber and south of the Arno, from where it would later spread beyond the Apennines to the hills of Romagna and Emilia.

The origin of its name is uncertain. Some claim it derives from ‘sangiovannese’, i.e. from San Giovanni Valdarno, while others maintain that it derives from ‘sanguegiovese’, i.e. ‘blood of Jupiter’, in reference to Mount Jupiter, near Santarcangelo di Romagna. Sangiovese

One of the most iconic Italian grape Variety

Sangiovese is the most widely cultivated black grape variety in Italy, with an area under vine amounting to 11% of the national total. Sangiovese is cultivated from Romagna to Campania and is the most widespread grape variety in Tuscany. Sangiovese is part of the composition of many wines, some of which are well known such as Carmignano, Rosso Piceno, Rosso Conero, Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Sangiovese di Romagna, and many others.

Wine characteristics

The wine produced from each vine variety, vinified in purity, possesses precise organoleptic characteristics.
The wine made from Sangiovese variety is ruby red in colour. On the palate it is warm, fruity, tannic.