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Sangiovese Wine Varietal Definition

Sangiovese grapevine in the Chianti wine region of Tuscany

Red variety that is the dominant grape in Italy's Tuscany region. It is being replanted in California and elsewhere. The revival is experiencing a bit of a renaissance. Sangiovese literally means "Blood of Jupiter," derived from the Latin Sanguis Iovis.

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(Updated: 11/19/12 JLD)

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