Sangiovese

noun

San·​gio·​vese ˌsän-jō-ˈvā-zā How to pronounce Sangiovese (audio)
-ˈvēz,
-ˈvēs
: a dry red Italian wine made from a single variety of red grape
also : a similar wine made elsewhere

Examples of Sangiovese in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made with 100 percent Sangiovese (which the locals call Sangiovese Grosso or Brunello), Brunello di Montalcino wine must age at least two years in oak and an additional four months in bottle prior to release, but wines may not be sold any sooner than five years after the harvest. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 31 Mar. 2024 At her namesake winery, Chiara Condello makes natural wines with Sangiovese Romagnolo, which some scholars believe predates the more famous Tuscan Sangiovese grape. Laura Itzkowitz, Vogue, 25 Mar. 2024 Her wines are made from classic Italian varietals like Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Primitivo, Malvasia and Muscat Canelli. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 18 Mar. 2024 Vertical of Poggio di Sotto, Brunello di Montalcino: 2010 Poggio di Sotto, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy: 100% Sangiovese. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 These wines are made with 100 percent Sangiovese, age at least two years in oak, spend an additional four months in bottle prior to release, and may not be sold any sooner than five years after the harvest; riserva wines cannot be sold until six years. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2024 Chianti Classico Riserva: Grapes must come from the Chianti Classico subregion, and wines have to be a minimum of 80 percent Sangiovese to earn this title. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 5 Jan. 2024 For Bechard, that has involved tinkering with varieties like Aglianico, Graciano, and Sangiovese, which express the desert terroir beautifully. Gina Decaprio Vercesi, Travel + Leisure, 27 Oct. 2023 She’s also known in the valley for pioneering Old World Italian varietals like Dolcetto, Lagrein, and Sangiovese. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Italian

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sangiovese was in 1943

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“Sangiovese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sangiovese. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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