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 (sän′jō-vēz′, -vēs′)
1. A variety of grape originating in Italy and used to make red wine, especially Chianti.
2. A medium-bodied red wine made from this grape.

[Italian, ultimately from Latin sanguis Iovis, blood of Jove : sanguis, blood + Iovis, genitive of Iūpiter, Jupiter; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Plants) a black grape grown in the Tuscany region of Italy, used for making Chianti and other wines
2. (Brewing) a red wine made from this grape
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But then within the same country you can have different labels for the same grape - like Italy's Sangiovese which in western Tuscany is known as Morellino.
The first wines from the Ammiraglia estate to enter the market are Vermentino Toscana IGT, a 100% Vermentino (for a suggested retail price of $18), Terre More Cabernet Maremma Toscana DOC, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and syrah ($18) and Pietraregia Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG ($25), which is the signature wine of the estate.
Produced in Tuscany''s sun-drenched Maremma coast, the sangiovese-dominated Morellino di Scansano 2011 is one of their entry level wines and fails to reach Capatosta''s heights.
Morellino is the local name for the Sangiovese grape, planted in the hills surrounding the small village of Scansano.
Garganelli Verde with Eggplant Bolognese (Serves 6) Morellino di Scansano "Suberli" Mocall Tuscany, Italy 2004
Some of its most popular wines are Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano.
I hadn't been in for ages and was in a bit of a rush, so played it safe with an old favourite from the boom years, Morisfarms Morellino di Scansano.
The same goes for regions: A great sommelier may find that Morellino di Scansano offers great value, but it will be easier to illustrate that fact when the wine is placed next to a more familiar Chianti Classico.
market are Vino Nobile Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano, because these two terroirs result in Sangiovese-based wines that are uncharacteristically soft, fruit-forward and approachable in early years, much unlike Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino that always retain a certain austerity.
Morellino di Scansano is one of the most important new wines in Tuscany.
99 they do a forward fruit Morellino di Scansano incredibly young at 2006.
99), featuring concentrated melon and lime-citrus flavors; Kendall-Jackson debuted its 2002 Vintner's Reserve California Pinot Noir ($14) and 2001 Vintner's Reserve California Syrah ($12); Imported by William Grant & Sons, Tenuta Belguardo, owned by the Mazzei family of Castello di Fonterutoli, Italy, presents three 2001 red wines from the Maremma region: Tenuta Belguardo, its second release ($64 retail); Serrata di Belguardo, first release ($44 retail); and the Poggio Bronzone Morellino di Scansano DOC, made from 100% sangiovese ($29); Kenwood Vineyards releases its new 2001 Reserve Olivet Pinot Noir ($25), featuring aromas of fresh strawberry and red currant, enhanced by cinnamon.