Italian grape is famous in Tuscan wine produced throughout
Italy's Tuscany districts such as Chianti and Montalcino.
Many casual drinkers of Italian wine would be shocked to learn
in fact that Chianti is a region rather then a grape onto itself
as many Americans assume Chianti is a varietal rather then a appellation.
Chianti is indeed the most
famous wine using Sangiovese, though there are even some Italian
wines designated by term Sangiovese (catering to the American
Market no doubt). Growers in California have begun to grow
Sangiovese as well producing wines with them in the Tuscan style
The aromas and flavors of
wines made with Sangiovese are fruity - especially cherry, often
tart cherry, with floral notes such as violets and sometimes
even a nutty character. Most Chianti wines are not 100%
Sangiovese but often include up to 10% of a blend with lesser character, like canaiolo and mammolo, and sometimes the two white grapes, malvasia and trebbiano.
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