Sangiovese meaning

sänjō-vēz, -vēs
A variety of grape originating in Italy and used to make red wine, especially Chianti.
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A medium-bodied red wine made from this grape.
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Origin of sangiovese

  • Italian ultimately from Latin sanguis Iovis blood of Jove sanguis blood Iovis genitive of Iūpiter Jupiter dyeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition