Bellisimo Sangio

TVG teams up with the Vino Geek to compile a list of top 5 perfect Sangiovese pizza wines.

No idea what Sangio is? Let me get you caught up real quick. Sangiovese (Sangio) is an Italian red grape variety that is really taking off in Australia. Also known as Chianti in Italy, this is more than just a Silence of the Lambs reference. Typically showing some great fruit and earthy flavours, this is one wine that matches perfectly with Pizza. What could be better than two great Italian favourites matched together for your Friday night takeout – Bellisimo Sangio!

2012 Coriole Sangiovese
One of the best value Sangio’s around, this had to be in this list. An iconic producer from McLaren Vale, Coriole bring us this cracking Sangio that you can enjoy with your favourite gourmet Pizza. You’ll want to have Pizza more often just because of this wine!
PRICE: $25
WEBSITE: www.coriole.com.au

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2012 Hugh Hamilton ‘The Mongrel’ Sangiovese Blend
What a name. ‘The Mongrel’ isn’t a straight Sangio but is a blend with the inclusion of Tempranillo and Merlot. Just think about a beautiful gourmet pizza topped with Prosciutto, Sweet Potato, Eggplant and Roast Capsicum finished with a swirl of aioli on top…now add a glass of The Mongrel. Mouth watering much?
PRICE: $24.50
WEBSITE: www.hughhamiltonwines.com.au

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2012 Chapel Hill Sangiovese
Another McLaren Vale wine on the list, this region is prime for Sangiovese, with a very Mediterranean type climate. This would be the Sangio I’d pass on to anyone who loves their Margarita Pizza. That beautiful savoury finish would only enhance any tomato based Pizza.
PRICE: $25
WEBSITE: www.chapelhillwine.com.au

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2012 Skimstone Sangiovese
A very good Sangio from a region on the up in Mudgee! These guys have been making some cracking wines lately, and this Sangio is no different. A perfect wine for any Italian food, but make sure you find your Favourite Pizza this Friday and get a bottle of this. Top notch!
PRICE: $28
WEBSITE: www.skimstone.com.au

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2011 Carpineto Chianti Classico
What would a list of top Pizza wines be without one from its motherland! This is a great Italian Sangiovese for the price – good value. Available from plenty of retailers in Australia, this won’t break the budget. Italian wine with Pizza? Yes please!
PRICE: $20
WEBSITE: www.carpineto.com

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Well there you have it Gents, this will make your next Pizza just that little bit more enjoyable. With such a quality selection perhaps you can justify Pizza for dinner every night!

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