Meaning of Sangiovese in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsandʒɪə(ʊ)ˈveɪzi/


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

    ‘This is a judicious blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.’
    • ‘The secret behind all good Chianti is the quality of its mainstay grape variety, Sangiovese.’
    • ‘Made with the high-acidity Sangiovese grape, Chianti is one of few wines which will complement rich tomato sauces.’
    • ‘Though it has a proprietary name, this top wine from Castellare is made in the Chianti region primarily from Sangiovese grapes.’
    • ‘They make just three wines, all from estate-grown grapes: Rosaro di Sangiovese, Sangiovese, and Syrah.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With a lot of Italian heritage amongst the Californian winemaking fraternity, we are seeing interesting wines made from Barbera, Sangiovese, and Nebbiolo.’
    • ‘Those grape varieties could be as famous in Bulgaria as Sangiovese in Tuscany.’
    • ‘The region's famed Sangiovese grape is specially cultivated and the wine-making process follows strict standards.’
    • ‘Made entirely from Sangiovese, it is a well-balanced wine that offers great value.’
    1. 1.1A red wine made from the Sangiovese grape.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘As mentioned previously, when you read and see Sangiovese, think Chianti, because they're essentially the same thing.’
      • ‘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 also tried a couple of lesser known red varieties, including a Sangiovese from Zilzie in Australia which was absolutely astounding.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This attractive, airy, contemporary bar has only two wines available: a white Trebbiano and a red Sangiovese, both from Italy.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘None of the above, thank you, but a delicious Sangiovese just might do the trick.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I wish I'd drunk something like this when I was a student in Italy, rather than all that Sangiovese.’