Sangiovese

Tuscany's famous grape means the "blood of Jove" and is best known as the only component of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino and the main component of the blend Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano. It is known for fresh fruity flavors of strawberry and a little spiciness, but it readily takes on oaky, even tarry, flavors when aged in barrels. While not as aromatic as other red wine varieties such as Pinot noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, Sangiovese often has a flavor profile of sour red cherries with earthy aromas and tea leaf notes. Wines made from Sangiovese usually have medium-plus tannins and high acidity, making them ideal for pairing with foods.

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  • Armilla-Brunello-di-Montalcino

    Armilla Brunello di Montalcino 2017

    Dark black cherry color indicating the ripeness of the vintage. Nose is expressive and big with cherry and notes of licorice and dates. Smooth with a great mouth feel and more ripe cherry, toast and mineral on the palate. The finish sticks to the teeth and is long. The balance of the fruit, alcohol, oak and acidity work perfectly together to form a finish that easily lasts 45 seconds. The tannins are ripe, but firm.

    $69.95
  • Biondi-Santi-Braccale-igt-Maremma

    Biondi Santi Braccale igt Maremma 2019

    A great food-friendly Tuscan red made from Sangiovese (the family’s own BBS11 clone used in Biondi Santi Brunello) and softened with the addition of 20% Merlot. The vines are grown in hilly zone of Scansano. To highlight the natural fruit notes of the grapes, the wine sees no wood and is aged in stainless steel vats for 10 months prior to bottling.

    $29.95
  • Biondi-Santi-Sassoalloro-igt-Toscana

    Biondi Santi Sassoalloro igt Toscana 2019

    The wine has a brilliant ruby red colour with violet tones. The nose is fresh, fruity and intense with noticeable sweet violet notes. The palate is gentle and velvety and elegant. It is drinking well now but will reward patient cellaring.

    $37.95
  • Castello-di-Verrazzano-Chianti-Classico

    Castello di Verrazzano Chianti Classico 2019

    This is a traditional Chianti Classico from one of the original founders of the Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico. Red ruby colour with purplish reflections in its youth. Intense scent, rich in fruity aromas as cherry and blackberry, well integrated with floral notes of red rose. Well balanced, slightly savoury, with oak hints.

    $32.95
  • Castello-di-Verrazzano-Chianti-Classico-375ml

    Castello di Verrazzano Chianti Classico 375 mL 2019

    Red ruby colour with purplish reflexes in its youth. Intense scent, rich in fruity aromas as cherry and blackberry, well mixed with flower notes of red rose. Well balanced, slightly savoury, with oak hints.

    $21.95
  • Castello-di-Verrazzano-Chianti-Classico-Riserva

    Castello di Verrazzano Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

    Produced only in the best vintages, the “Riserva” is one of the most representative wines of the winery, and it is the top expression of Sangiovese own characteristics. Red garnet colour, scent with red fruit aromas, followed by notes of tobacco, black pepper and sweet wood, which become more complex and delicate with the ageing.

    $54.95
  • Colognole-Riserva-Del-Don-Chianti-Rufina

    Colognole Riserva Del Don Chianti Rufina 2016

    Why ‘Riserva del Don’? In Southern Italy, from whence the family originated, tradition held that the “Don” (property owner) was to be gifted a small, but premium part of each vintage.

    $34.50
  • montepeloso-a-quo

    Montepeloso A Quo 2020

    The wines of Proprietor Fabio Chiarelloto are some of the most highly praised coming out of Tuscany. The 2020 A Quo is an absolutely gorgeous offering from Montepeloso.The 2020 vintage leans most heavily(about 65-70% of the blend) on Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, enhanced with smaller amounts of Montepulciano, Mareselan and Alicante Bouchet.

    $36.95
  • Montepeloso Alpha 2020

    Alpha is a Rosso di Toscana produced from younger vines between 8 and 20 years of age. It is Fabio Chiarelotto’s newest creation, and once again goes in a direction unlike many other Rosso di Toscana wines from the Etruscan Coast.

    $27.50
  • Montepeloso-Eneo

    Montepeloso Eneo 2019

    A rich, ripe, complex and curious Tuscan blend from the highly acclaimed region of Suvereto on the Coast of Tuscany (Etruscan Coast). The 2019 assemblage consists of Sangiovese (65%), Malvasia Nera (15%), Montepulciano (15%) and Alicante. The wine is matured for 10 months in used, French oak barrels and then for a further 12 months in the bottle. Grown biodynamically, using natural yeast fermentation with no filtration.

    $67.95
  • Sinopie-Chianti-Superiore-DOCG

    Sinopie Chianti Superiore DOCG 2019

    Sinopie refers to the guide lines that artists drew on the walls in preparation to paint large fresco’s. Our own guide lines for making Sinopie Chianti are the crispness of its fruit, the vibrancy of acidity and its genius for pairing with foods. Such is the Sangiovese in the style of Classic Chianti.

    $19.50
  • Tenuta-Ponte-alle-Ruote-Chianti-Colli-Senesi

    Tenuta Ponte alle Ruote Chianti Colli Senesi 2020

    In the shadow of the famous Towers of San Gimignano, Tuscan estate Le Rote makes a wonderfully charismatic Chianti Colli Senesi from 100% Sangiovese. It has rich, chewy dark fruit, ripe tannins, yet finishes very dry and clean. Remarkably, this wine was aged a full 1.5 years before release, a very rare and determined decision for a non-riserva Chianti — and the results show in the bottle. Smooth, black-cherry and sweet tobacco linger on a faint, pleasant finish that is touched off by just the right hint of oak. Lovely.

    $21.95

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