Sangiovese is the heartbeat or backbone when it comes to Tuscan wine making. You find it in your everyday Chianti as well as in the famous Brunello di Montalcino. The origin of this grape dates back to the Roman times, but was first documented as Sangiovese in 1590. It has always been home to Tuscany.
Where to find Sangiovese
Sangiovese can be found in many places these days, among them are California, Washington State, Argentina, Chile and even other parts of Europe such as the Languedoc in France and Corsica. It is however home and best known in Tuscany, Italy.