Originating in the verdant regions of Tuscany, Sangiovese holds the honor of being the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. It's the backbone of many renowned Italian red wines, including the famous Chianti. With a history that dates back centuries, Sangiovese grapes are revered for their ability to produce wines that beautifully balance fruitiness with earthy undertones. Depending on the region and specific winemaking techniques, this versatile grape can yield wines ranging from crisp and light-bodied to rich and full-bodied. Often described as having flavors of ripe cherries, wild herbs, and spices, Sangiovese wines are also known for their high acidity and moderate to high tannin content, making them excellent partners for a wide array of dishes, particularly Italian cuisines. The grape's resilience and adaptability have also led to its cultivation in other parts of the world, introducing new terroir-driven expressions of this cherished variety.