Is Sangiovese a good wine?
Sangiovese, pronounced “san-jo-vay-zay,” is Italy’s much-loved, most-planted red grape variety. It’s the core ingredient in some of the best Italian wines, including Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti.
What kind of wine is Sangiovese?
Sangiovese is a dry, light to medium-bodied red wine that tips towards higher levels of mouth-watering acidity and tighter tannins. The rich flavors range from rustic to fruity, depending on where and how the vines are managed. For fruit, expect cherry, plum, and red currant, as well as smoky and earthy herbaceousness.
Is Sangiovese a wine or a grape?
Sangiovese Wine. Sangiovese is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. It is the key grape in most of the best red wines of Tuscany. Currently the most searched-for varietal wine on the Wine-Searcher database is Fontondi’s Flaccianello della Pieve Toscana IGT.
Are Chianti and Sangiovese the same?
The main grape in both appellations is Sangiovese. In Chianti Classico, the wine must be made from at least 80 percent Sangiovese grapes. In Chianti, only 70 percent needs to be Sangiovese. And while Chianti Classico only allows red grapes, Chianti allows up to 10 percent white grape varieties.
Is Chianti made from Sangiovese?
Chianti Classico must contain at least 80% Sangiovese. A maximum of 20% of other red grapes Colorino, Canaiolo Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot may be used.
Is Tempranillo dry or sweet?
DryTempranillo / Sweetness of resulting wine
Tempranillo is considered a very dry red wine. Hailing from Spain, this full-bodied red is high in tannins, high in acidity, and boasts delicious notes of dried figs, cherries, and tobacco.
What does IGT mean in Italian wine?
Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Vino da Tavola The IGT is an abbreviation for the Italian classification “Indicazione Geografica Tipica” and without being a linguist in Italian, it is believed that the name must denote something that is typical of a geographical area.
What does the black rooster mean on Chianti?
The Black Rooster is the symbol of Chianti Classico DOCG. A red ring around it means it’s a regular Chianti Classico and a Gold Ring around it means it’s a reserve. Chianti DOCG is still good and worth drinking.