Popular wines made from Sangiovese varietal grapes:
- Prugnolo Gentile
- Super Tuscana
These wine are very earthy and rustic, high in tannins (it dries your mouth out), has a smell and taste that is reminiscent of cherries and strawberries and is high in acidity, which makes it go very well with food.
The most popular wine made from the Sangiovese grape varietal comes from the Chianti region which is located in Tuscany, that romantic area of central Italy known for its sweeping landscapes, burning hot sun and its wealth of art and food history. It is from this region that we also get delicious olive oil and Michelangelo’s David.
Taste: Intense and concentrated with flavours of black cherry, plum, blackberry and redcurrant together with herbs, truffles, licorice and spice. Develops great complexity with age.
Age: Require a minimum of between 2 to 5 years aging before release. The finest wines need more time to reach maturity and have great longevity.
Potential Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%
Volume: 10 litres
Weeks to Make: 4 Weeks
Makes: 23 litres