The perfect intersection of bright red fruit and savory earthiness, Sangiovese is among Italy's elite red grape varieties and is responsible for the best red wines of?Tuscany. While it is best known as the chief component of?Chianti, it is also the main grape in Vino Nobile di?Montepulciano?and reaches the height of its power and intensity in the complex, long-lived Brunello di?Montalcino
Sangiovese is a medium-bodied red with qualities of tart cherry, plum, sun dried tomato, fresh tobacco and herbs. High-quality, well-aged examples can take on tertiary notes of smoke, leather, game, potpourri and dried fruit. Corsican Nielluccio is distinguished by a subtle perfume of dried flowers.