Among the red grapes, Sangiovese turns out to be among the oldest Italian varieties. Its name means “blood of Jove”, and some experts say that it was already known by the Etruscans.
The vine adapts to different growing environments and it stands up well to drought and wind.
It is a vigorous vine, with medium germination, and it prefers hilly, medium fertility and clay-limestone soils.
The varietal color is intense red, and it turns on orange nuances along the time. The taste is dry, a little 'tannic, with a slightly bitter aftertaste; it ages quite well.