Which wines are made with Sangiovese grapes?
Sangiovese is a red grape variety that is primarily grown in Italy, particularly in the regions of Tuscany and Umbria. It is a key component in many famous Italian wines, including:
Capricci; Tenuta Le Mandorlaie’s red wine, created from our 50+ year old single vineyard in Maremma Tuscany, near the sea our soils enhance our grapes to produce a fruity, full bodied and strong red that we age 12 months in the vat, 6 months in oak barrels and 3 months in the bottle.
Chianti: Sangiovese is the primary grape variety used in the production of Chianti, a red wine from the Tuscany region of Italy. Chianti is known for its high acidity, cherry fruit flavors, and earthy undertones.
Brunello di Montalcino: This is a red wine made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown in the Montalcino region of Tuscany. It is a full-bodied wine with flavors of dark cherry, leather, and tobacco, and can age for many years.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano: Another Tuscan wine made from Sangiovese grapes, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a medium to full-bodied wine with flavors of red and black fruit, spice, and a hint of earthiness.
Morellino di Scansano: This is a red wine from the Maremma region of Tuscany made from Sangiovese grapes. It is a medium-bodied wine with flavors of dark cherry, plum, and a touch of herbs.
Rosso di Montalcino: This is a lighter, more approachable wine made from Sangiovese grapes grown in the Montalcino region of Tuscany. It is typically less expensive than Brunello di Montalcino and can be enjoyed young.
Other Italian wines that use Sangiovese grapes in their blends include Super Tuscans, Chianti Classico, and Sangiovese di Romagna.
Which soil types does Sangiovese grapes grow in?
Sangiovese can grow in a variety of soil types, but it tends to do best in well-drained soils with good water retention capacity.
In Tuscany, the Sangiovese grape is often grown in soils that are rich in clay and limestone, which can help to provide the wine with a distinct mineral character. However, Sangiovese is a relatively adaptable grape and can also thrive in soils that are sandy, stony, or volcanic.
Ultimately, the specific soil type and growing conditions can have a significant impact on the character and quality of the resulting Sangiovese wine.
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