While the Sangiovese grape is an important element in the greatest of Italian red wines, it is slowly becoming a popular wine simply on its own. Ranging from medium to full-bodied, Sangiovese is known for its spicy and cherry flavors.
Sangiovese is one of those grapes that is versatile with many different types of cheeses. From mild, simple flavored goat’s milk cheeses, to a delicious Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano, to thistle-rennet sheep’s milk cheeses, this type of wine is great for experimenting different types of cheese with! While it generally can stand up to washed-rind cheeses, anything stronger (like strong blues) can kill the Sangiovese’s flavors.
The Bottle King and Vineyard Market staffs would be more than happy to help you pick out a delicious pairing, so feel free to ask for their advice!