Sangiovese literally means "blood of Jove" and it has always been the dominant grape of Central Italian red wines, and Chianti in particular. It always includes firm tannins and the flavor is fruity, with moderate to high natural acidity and generally a medium body ranging from and firm and elegant to assertive and robust and, a finish that can tend towards bitterness. Taste notes: fruit, strawberry, cherry, plum, floral and nutty.