These are some of the properties and characteristics of Sangiovese:
- They thrive in soils with a high concentration of limestone
- They bud early and are slow to ripen
- Grape skins are relatively thin
- Due to thin skins it has a tendancy to rot in dampness
If someone gives you a glass of wine and asks you what wine it is, here are characteristics that will help you identify the varietal:
Black Cherry, plums, spices, tobacco and herbaceous flavours.