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.
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