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.

Poggiotondo Organic Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2018
Poggiotondo Organic Chianti 2018
Poggiotondo Organic Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2018  90% Sangiovese , 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino The wine is a deep garnet red colour, with aromas of dried oregano entwined with dark cherries and a smoky undertone. Ripe cherries on the...