Young Sangiovese has fresh fruity flavours of strawberry and a little spiciness, but it readily takes on oaky, even tarry, flavours when aged in barrels. Sangiovese based wines have the potential to age but the vast majority of Sangiovese wines are intended to be consumed relatively early in its life. The wines with the longest aging potential are the Super Tuscans and Brunello di Montalcino wines that can age for upwards of 20 years in ideal vintages. These premium examples may need 5 to 10 years to develop before they drink well.

Chianti Classico Chioccioli, Florence, Italy 2016
Chianti Classico Chioccioli 2016
Chianti Classico Chioccioli, Florence, Italy 2016  85% Sangiovese , 5 % Merlot , 5 % Syrah and 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon aged in oak for 14 months.  This top notch Chianti ia a wine of extraordinary identity, intense with fruity, floral and...