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.

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Chianti Classico DOCG Geografico, Tuscany, Italy 2016
Chianti Classico DOCG Geografico 2016
Chianti Classico DOCG Geografico, Tuscany, Italy 2016  Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 10% with 10 months in oak. Intense scents of violets with a dry flavour and good tannins.  Try with roasted meats or cheese.