COMMON SYNONYM: Sangiovese Grosso, Sangiovese Piccolo
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
SPECIES: Vitis vinifera
BREEDER: Umbria, Italy
HARVEST TIMING: Late
CLONES OFFERED: 02, 05, 06, SSF
Information from the National Grape Registry, www.ngr.ucdavis.edu
OTHER INFORMATION: Sangiovese is the most popular variety in Italy, and is rarely grown elsewhere. Two and three cluster shoots ripen late and have high tannins and acidity. Thrives in hot, dry climates and grows in various soils. Susceptible to downy mildew, botrytis cinerea and cold frosts. Blends well with varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel. Produces wine with rich cherry or plumlike flavors.