Definition of Sangiovese in English:



  • 1[mass noun] A variety of black wine grape used in making Chianti and other Italian red wines.

    • ‘Based on the Sangiovese grape, Chianti is normally a firm style of wine with a notable bitter edge, but plenty of ripe, cherry fruit and spicy, tobacco and herbal notes.’
    • ‘Those grape varieties could be as famous in Bulgaria as Sangiovese in Tuscany.’
    • ‘With a lot of Italian heritage amongst the Californian winemaking fraternity, we are seeing interesting wines made from Barbera, Sangiovese, and Nebbiolo.’
    • ‘They make just three wines, all from estate-grown grapes: Rosaro di Sangiovese, Sangiovese, and Syrah.’
    • ‘The region's famed Sangiovese grape is specially cultivated and the wine-making process follows strict standards.’
    • ‘This is a judicious blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.’
    • ‘As it's name might imply, this is a dark and rich blend, made from roughly equal amounts of three grape varieties, Barbera, Sangiovese and Grenache.’
    • ‘The secret behind all good Chianti is the quality of its mainstay grape variety, Sangiovese.’
    • ‘Though it has a proprietary name, this top wine from Castellare is made in the Chianti region primarily from Sangiovese grapes.’
    • ‘Made with the high-acidity Sangiovese grape, Chianti is one of few wines which will complement rich tomato sauces.’
    • ‘Made entirely from Sangiovese, it is a well-balanced wine that offers great value.’
    1. 1.1A red wine made from the Sangiovese grape.
      • ‘Offer him a 1989 Sangiovese from a tiny estate in Tuscany, and a decade later if you gave it to him blind, he'd identify the grower and the year.’
      • ‘Proof that wines from Italian co-operatives don't have to be the sort that remove the enamel from your teeth, this is a juicy, aromatic, richly coloured Tuscan Sangiovese with cherry and black olive flavours and firm tannins.’
      • ‘I wish I'd drunk something like this when I was a student in Italy, rather than all that Sangiovese.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Rhône varieties were introduced at the beginning of the 1990s and some dream of Sangiovese and other Italian varieties.’
      • ‘I also tried a couple of lesser known red varieties, including a Sangiovese from Zilzie in Australia which was absolutely astounding.’
      • ‘Users could even access the inventory over the Internet while traveling in Tuscany to see if there's room for a few more cases of Sangiovese.’
      • ‘None of the above, thank you, but a delicious Sangiovese just might do the trick.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘As mentioned previously, when you read and see Sangiovese, think Chianti, because they're essentially the same thing.’
      • ‘This attractive, airy, contemporary bar has only two wines available: a white Trebbiano and a red Sangiovese, both from Italy.’
      • ‘Beautifully fruity and slightly blackberry tasting the Sangiovese was ideal with the fresh bread and balsamic dip which had spirited its way to our table.’
      • ‘San Marino also produces high quality wines, the most famous of which are the Sangiovese, a strong red wine; and the Biancale, a dry white wine.’