1 Its Taste
This Italian red grape variety is one of the most well known thanks to the amazing flavors that characterize it. In any sip you may come across red plum, strawberry, fig, cherry, thyme and even rich flavors such as tobacco, clay, dried roses and a smokiness.
2 It’s a Grape That Ages Well
This perhaps is one of our favorites since a grape that ages well mean rich wines with secondary and tertiary aromas and flavors that evolve over the years. If you love wines that age in oak barrels, this is the grape for you.
3 Brunello di Montalcino
This prestigious Italian red wine is just one of the wines made with Sangiovese grapes. Some Brunello di Montalcino can age up to 18 years. That alone is reason enough to love this wine.
4 Chianti Classico
We can’t mention Sangiovese and not talk about Chianti Classico. This medium bodied wine offers medium to high acidity and solid tannins. In simple terms – who doesn’t love a glass of Chianti Classico Riserva?
5 It Makes Great Pairing Wines
It’s hard to find a quality wine made from Sangiovese grapes that doesn’t pair well with food. The high tannins of a Sangiovese based wine, mixed with high acidity makes it pairable with all our favorite Italian foods like hard cheeses, sausages, roasted meat and more.
6 It’s Perfect to Drink on Its Own
Of course we love to eat and drink, but Sangiovese based wines are perfect to enjoy on their own as well. Quality red wines made from Sangiovese grapes are generally known as meditative wines – that’s a type of meditation we like!
7 It Makes Great Rosé Wines Too
As the Shakespeare saying goes “A ros[é] by any other name would smell as sweet” or rather, not all rosé wines are the same. Rosato made from Sangiovese grapes offer hints of sour cherry, apple and currants. Juliet was right.
These are good reasons to toast to Sangiovese grapes!