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.

Brunello Di Montalcino Fattoria dei Barbi, Tuscany, Italy, 2015
Fattoria dei Barbi
Brunello Di Montalcino Fattoria dei Barbi 2015
Brunello Di Montalcino Fattoria dei Barbi, Tuscany, Italy, 2015   100% Sangiovese (Brunello) aged in French and Slovenian oak for a period of 2 years.  Powerfully structured, this is an austere, warm, amply flavoured wine with...