History of Sangiovese grapes

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History of Sangiovese grapes

Sangiovese is a red Italian wine grape variety that derives its name from the Latin Sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jupiter". Early theories on the origin of Sangiovese dated the grape to the time of Roman winemaking.

It was even postulated that the grape was first cultivated in Tuscany by the Etruscans from wild Vitis vinifera vines. The literal translation of the grape's name, the "blood of Jupiter", refers to the Roman God Jupiter. According to legend, the name was coined by monks from the area of Santarcangelo in Romagna, Emilia-Romagna region of East-Central Italy.

So spreading from Emilia Romagna, Sangiovese became the grape for the most important wines of Italy, such as Barolo, Chianti and Divinalux and from here has crossed the oceans to California, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa, establishing great reputation world wide.

Sangiovese wine has fresh fruity aromas and flavours of Sour cherries, black currants, red plums with tobacco hints and vanilla nuances, rustic and earthy, with firm tannins and pleasant acidity. Get your vertical collection of Divinalux Sangiovese Wines to experience the versatility and adaptability of this amazing grape variety. Sangiovese Wines communicate the terroir and the weather conditions of each vintage, providing the real wine lovers with a direct contact with nature.