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Sangiovese

Sangiovese translates as ‘the blood of Jove’ and Jove is another word for Jupiter (bear with us...) and Jupiter was the head of the Roman Gods, who fired bolts of thunder from the sky. This is all, we think, apt: Sangiovese is the principle operator on the Italian wine scene, notably featuring in wines like Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano. Does it have lovers? Hello! It’s the head of the Gods; it does what it likes, and it generally likes Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero, Mammolo and dozens more. When it’s young, it’s playful, with fresh flavours of mulberries and cherries but when it’s had age, it changes its form entirely, becoming savoury, oaky and leathery and, basically, God-like.

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  • Aria Chianti Classico Italian Red Wine 2016

    Aria Chianti Classico 2016

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Aria [ahr-ee-uh]. Noun. Def: an elaborate melody sung solo with an accompaniment... This is a fitting name and the defin...
  • Borghetto Chianti Riserva 2015 Italian Red Wine

    Borghetto Chianti Riserva 2015

    £10.50

    £10.50

    It was that old cad, Hannibal Lector, who told Clarice that he 'ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti...
  • Brunello di Montalcino Carpineto Italian Red Wine

    Brunello di Montalcino Carpineto 2013

    £44.00

    £44.00

    Montalcino is one of those staggering quaint, historic, sun-drenched hill top towns that give Tuscany its unique flav...
  • CastelGiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2014

    CastelGiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2014

    £52.00

    £52.00

    The label is a 14th Century depiction of Guidoriccio da Fogliano at the siege of Montemassi. It's a print, let's just...
  • Chianti Sogatia Italy Red Wine

    Chianti Sogatia 2016

    £9.50

    £9.50

    This is an impressively neat little bargain Chianti that's on the bodysome, flavoursome side of this classic Italian ...
  • Querciabella Chianti Classico 2016

    Querciabella Chianti Classico 2016

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Querciabella meaning 'beautiful oak tree' is a producer completely focused on quality. Querciabella has established ...
  • Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia 'Le Volte' 2014 Italian Red Wine

    Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia 'Le Volte' IGT 2016

    £23.00

    £23.00

    Back in the 1970s, the vineyards of North Western Italy were dangerous places. Gangs of Sangiovese were engaged in ra...

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