American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- 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)
“That said, we find that Italian wine simply called Sangiovese can be a good deal compared to "official" Chianti.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Reds such as Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Nero glow lusciously on the higher slopes.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“No time now for shopping at Eataly after my caffÃ© macchiato with the crossword puzzle; no time for noodling away at the stove in the afternoon, sautÃ©ing pretty vegetables for Jill's dinner while hooked up to a Sangiovese drip.”
“All the signs are in both English and Italian, and the wine list includes Sangiovese (brought in from California) and other Italian varieties.”
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