Sangiovese is the quintessential Italian red grape, with spicy strawberry flavors and a natural oakiness that comes out when aged in barrels. 

Grape of the Week: Sangiovese
By: Jeff S Cameron
Posted: Dec. 14, 2012

Sangiovese literally translates as "the blood of Jove" (another name for Jupiter, the Roman king of the gods). This is often taken as an indicator that this wine reaches back to Roman times, but the first known definitive written mention of the grape was actually not until the early 18th century. Learn more about this Grape of the Week.