Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A variety of grape originating in Italy and used to make red wine, especially Chianti.
  • n. A medium-bodied red wine made from this grape.

Etymologies

Italian, ultimately from Latin sanguis Iovis, blood of Jove : sanguis, blood + Iovis, genitive of Iūpiter, Jupiter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • That said, we find that Italian wine simply called Sangiovese can be a good deal compared to "official" Chianti.

    In Search of Sangiovese

  • Dylan Cross for The Wall Street Journal In Search of Sangiovese Italian wine simply called Sangiovese can be a good deal compared to the Sangiovese found in the "official" Chianti zone of Italy.

    The Relaxed, Friendly Charm of Prosecco

  • Some Texas grape growers have taken to growing Mediterranean grapes such as Sangiovese and Primitivo, which seem much better suited to the Texas climate than the Bordeaux grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • California's reliably warm weather, moderated by the vast Pacific Ocean, along with the geographical diversity of the land itself has assisted winemakers in growing everything from New-World styles of Zinfandel and Pinot Noir to Old-World grape varietals such as Sangiovese and Grenache.

    Vue Weekly

  • Reds such as Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Nero glow lusciously on the higher slopes.

    NPR Topics: News

  • When there is no sommelier to guide your wine choices at home, Seta's rule of thumb is to pair lighter red wines, such as Sangiovese, with delicate, flaky fish, while full-bodied, robust wines like Shiraz stand up against heartier, buttery seafood and shellfish.

    RSS Feed

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal 2008 Italo Pietrantonj Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, $11 The Montepulciano grape is one of Italy's most popular right after Sangiovese and is grown in a number of regions in a wide range of styles.

    The World's Best Food Wines

  • No time now for shopping at Eataly after my caffé macchiato with the crossword puzzle; no time for noodling away at the stove in the afternoon, sautéing pretty vegetables for Jill's dinner while hooked up to a Sangiovese drip.

    One For The Table: Capizzi

  • No time now for shopping at Eataly after my caffé macchiato with the crossword puzzle; no time for noodling away at the stove in the afternoon, sautéing pretty vegetables for Jill's dinner while hooked up to a Sangiovese drip.

    One For The Table: Capizzi

  • All the signs are in both English and Italian, and the wine list includes Sangiovese (brought in from California) and other Italian varieties.

    The New York Cork Report

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