Looking for your next red wine? Give Sangiovese a try. This wine has distinctive flavors and aromas, and it is the most widely planted grape across Italy. This is an excellent wine for the dinner table, for a celebration, or to gift. Continue reading to learn what Sangiovese wine is, some of its history, how it tastes, and what you can pair it with.
As Italy’s most prominent grape, a wide variety of wines use Sangiovese grapes. Experts believe that Sangiovese grapes originated in Roman times. Today, these grapes originate almost exclusively in Tuscany. Other Sangiovese regions include Corsica, Argentina, and California.
Sangiovese wine is unique in the red wine world because various wine styles actually use the grapes. Don’t let the lighter red color fool you—the flavors and aromas of Sangiovese pack a punch. Some of the most common flavors include cherry, red plum, strawberry, tomato, tobacco, thyme, potpourri, and hints of oak from the aging process. It is a medium-bodied wine with high tannins and acidity, which make it quite easy to pair with a variety of foods (which we get into next).
The versatility of Sangiovese is not only found in its flavor profile but also in its food pairings. Sangiovese pairs especially well with Italian staples such as pasta dishes and lasagna—if the dish has tomato sauce, Sangiovese is the way to go. This wine also pairs wonderfully with grilled steak, roasted chicken, pork chops, and lamb chops.
If you are ready to give Sangiovese wine a try, check out the selection at Wines ‘Til Sold Out. Of course, if you need any help choosing a bottle, or if you’re planning to gift it, simply contact us! We have many experts on our team who can help you.