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 Brolio, Barone Ricasoli, Tuscany, Italy  2018
Barone Ricasoli
Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio 2018
Chianti Classico Brolio, Barone Ricasoli, Tuscany, Italy  2018 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon with 9 months in barrel. This wine, a blend of primarily Sangiovese grapes, is typical of the best modern day Chianti Classico,...