Definition - What does Sangiovese Rose mean?
The Sangiovese Rosé is a type of medium-bodied rosé wine that originated in Italy but is now grown in many parts of the world. This rosé is unique in that depending on where it is grown, the flavors, textures and aromas may change to adhere to the environmental factors. This wine is typically fruit forward regardless of where it is grown and exhibits cherry flavors, a slight tomato-like acidity and a clean finish that is best served cold. It pairs well with roasted meats, couscous, hard cheeses and olive oil.
WineFrog explains Sangiovese Rose
Sangiovese Rosé wine is grown and manufactured in several different climates, so, depending on the region where it is grown, it will exude different textures, aromas, coloring and flavor. The ideal conditions for Sangiovese Rosé is a long, dry summer with cooler night temperatures with flinty soils.
When Sangiovese Rosé comes from the Montefalco Rosso region in Italy, it will have a bright color with delicate strawberry and floral aromas, whereas the region of Brunello di Montalcino makes a darker wine with higher tannins. The Australian Sangiovese Rosé from Mount Langi Ghiran, will have a spiced cherry and strawberry tastes, mixed with a flinty mineral finish and a deep pink color with orange hues. Sangiovese is also grown and made in Argentina, Corsica, California, Washington, Romania and Chile where all the wines will have a slight variation. The older the wine is the more spices, rustic, earthy tones and fruit flavoring will exude from the wine.