Royal Horticultural Halls, London Tuesday 3 March 2020
Sangiovese is Italy’s most planted red grape by far. This very fact, however, tends to obscure that it is also one of Italy’s – and the world’s – best varieties, capable of producing compelling, long lasting wines full of personality. Not only that: except for Pinot Noir, this noble grape is able like no other to convey a clear message of origin and originality right into the glass. It is as fickle as Pinot Noir too: this primadonna does not respond well to anything less than the best sites and low yields, whilst in the cellar it demands a hands-off, low-intervention approach to show its greatness.