(redirected from Prugnolo)


 (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
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is named after the town from which it originates and is made mainly from the Prugnolo Gentile grape - a local clone of sangiovese.
A blend of 40% prugnolo, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot; ripe cherries, forest floor, baked meat pie and nutmeg; on the mouth, it shows bright acidity with cherries, plums and mushroom notes; the finish is earthy with lively acidity and medium length.
This wine is an Italian blend of 40 percent prugnolo, 30 percent cabernet sauvignon and 30 percent merlot.