Sangiovese is the king of the Italian red grape varieties. Definitely the most planted one. It is famous mainly for the Tuscan wines but the Emilia Romagna version is also well known. However, Sangiovese is found in every region in Italy except Valle d’Aosta and Trentino-Alto Adige.

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Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:
Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata
Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim

Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Tuscany.

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