Alrighty, let's get ready to get jazzy with Sangiovese, the king of Tuscany! This bad boy grape is the backbone of some of Italy's most famous wines, like Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino.

Climate: This grape loves the Mediterranean sunshine, but it also does well in areas with cooler night temperatures, like Tuscany.

Soil: Sangiovese thrives in well-drained soils with a high mineral content, like the chalky soil found in Chianti.

Flavor Profile: This grape has medium-high acidity, medium tannins, and flavors of cherry, plum, leather, and tobacco.

Popular Grapes: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Popular Wine Regions: Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia-Romagna, California

Popular Brands: Antinori, Ruffino, Castello Banfi, Frescobaldi, Berringer.

So, if you're looking for a wine that can hold its own, with flavors that can only be described as classic Italian, then Sangiovese is the grape for you!