The red grape variety (also Sangiovese Grosso) is a clone or a variant of Sangiovese, It was probably built in the Montepulciano area in the early 18th century Tuscany selected where it only occurs today. The vine is said to be very different from other varieties of Sangiovese in that it is rich in tannins. The long held view of better quality is no longer considered correct today, because DNA standard it doesn't differ at all. In fact, Prugnolo Gentile is just one of the many Synonyms, The name Prugnolo Gentile is used in the DOC / DOCG regulations for Rosso di Montepulciano. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Vin Santo di Montepulciano called.
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service