Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory. Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine thanks to its ability to balance between its high acidity and firm tannic structure. Its characteristic flavours of dark cherries and black stone fruit are backed by secondary notes of dried tomato and herbs. The use of oak enriches the flavours toward plum and even wild raspberry. In Tuscany, Sangiovese is the sole grape variety permitted in the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and provides the backbone to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the popular wines of Chianti.
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