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About Sangiovese Edit
Wikipedia Article About Sangiovese on Wikipedia
Sangiovese (synonyms: Brunello, Morellino, Prugnolo, Sangioveto, Tignolo and Uva Canina) is a red wine grape variety originating in Italy where it is now recognised as a superior variety. Although it can be found as a varietal, and as a single-variety wine such as Brunello di Montalcino or Sangiovese di Romagna, it often forms part of a blend. The traditional home of Sangiovese is in Tuscany, and it is the major component in blends such as Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Brunello is a superior clone of Sangiovese known as sangiovese grosso. Sangiovese is being planted in vineyards worldwide as part of growing fashion for Italian style wines, but has not produced wines anywhere near the quality of a great Brunello. It is known as a slow ripening wine.
The name derives from sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jove".
Sangiovese is becoming increasingly popular as a red wine grape in Australia. This part of growing trend in Australia to use a wider range of grape varieties for winemaking. Some wineries also use Sangiovese to make rosé wines.