- Sangiovese is a red wine grape that can be grown in a variety of California climates.
- Sangiovese is the grape used in the great Chianti wines of Italy. It is abundantly grown in Italy’s Tuscany and Umbria regions.
- Sangiovese can be a light wine or a heavy wine. The style depends on where the grape is grown and how the wine is made.
- Sangiovese aromas and flavors are raspberry, strawberry, and sometimes spice.
- Sangiovese wines of California are slightly acidic, with little or no tannins and thus a very food-friendly wine.
- Some examples of foods that pair well with Sangiovese: Grilled zucchini slices coated with extra virgin oil; bruschetta, carpaccio, pastas with tomato sauce, and wild boar meat.
Sangiovese is produced by several wineries in California. Here are a few of our favorites.
- Bray Vineyards
- Cooper Vineyards
- Montevina Winery
- Amador Foothill Winery
- Renwood Winery
- Windwalker Vineyards