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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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