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Sangiovese

Pronounced: San-jee-o-vay-zee

A red grape that produces a variety of wines, with flavours as varied as prunes to meat. It is the most planted grape in Italy and is used to produce one of the country's most famous wines: Chianti. A clone of Sangiovese is Brunello, which is used to produce Montalcino (pronounced Mont-al-cheeno). Another clone, (Vino Nobile) is used to produce Montepulciano (pronounced Mont-a-pull-char-no). Bad examples of Sangiovese are light and tart.

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