Definition of Sangiovese in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌsandʒɪə(ʊ)ˈveɪzi


[mass noun]
  • 1A variety of black wine grape used in making Chianti and other Italian red wines.
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    • This is a judicious blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
    • The secret behind all good Chianti is the quality of its mainstay grape variety, Sangiovese.
    • Made with the high-acidity Sangiovese grape, Chianti is one of few wines which will complement rich tomato sauces.
  • 1.1A red wine made from the Sangiovese grape.
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    • These superior wines, just as in the case of the best Sangiovese of Romagna, have generally been marketed as vino da tavola, indicating that the DOC label in Emilia-Romagna carries few, if any, connotations of quality or character.
    • Small, quaint 6 Vino Noceto produces a popular Sangiovese that you can sample in the tasting room.
    • In fact, of the leading red varieties, only Pinot Noir, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and, at a push, Tempranillo work better on their tod.



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