Grown throughout the country, Sangiovese is Italy’s most widely planted red grape. Classic descriptors are cherries and violets, the palate fruity with liquorice, spice and refreshing acidity. Its main home is Tuscany, where it plays a major role in four important wines:Chianti Classico; the most important of the many Chianti zones, located between Florence and Siena. The main villages are Radda, Castellina, Gaiole, Greve, Panzano and Castelnuovo Berardenga and the wines must be a minimum of 80% Sangiovese. Brunello di Montalcino; in the town of Montalcino, Sangiovese is called Brunello, producing wines from 100% Sangiovese that can age gracefully for decades. Montepulciano; in the town of Montepulciano the local name for Sangiovese is Prugnolo Gentile. The wines must be a minimum of 70% Prugnolo and they share similar characteristics to Chianti Classico, though they are typically firmer. . Morellino di Scansano; In the Maremma region on the Tuscan coast, Sangiovese is known as Morellino. The warm Mediterranean climate produces rich and ripe fruit with softer tannins. Wines must be a minimum of 85% Sangiovese.