Chianti

"In addition to splendid landscapes, Chianti's popularity is also directly tied to its fine red winesproduced in the region and known generally as Chianti wine. The Chianti region, extending roughly over the two main city provinces of Florence and Siena, is characterized by a combination of almost perfect weather and soil that produces a precious wine considered one of the best wines around the world.

The tradition of cultivating vines in Chianti goes back a long time in history, back to the Etruscans that inhabited the area before the Roman empire. Thanks to written evidence dating back to these times it is now known that the Etruscans not only cultivated vines and conducted experiments on grafting and creating hybrids but also produced wines that were widely appreciated... In 1932 the Chianti area was completely re-drawn and divided in seven sub-areas: Classico (the more well-known of the Chianti wines; production is limited to area between Florence and Siena), Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentini, Colline Pisane, Colli Senesi, Montalbano and Rùfina...

The grape of excellence is Sangiovese, and for a Chianti to be bear the word Chianti on the label, not only must it be produced in the Chianti region but it must also contain at least 80% Sangiovese grapes. The remaining amount can be a mix of other local grapes or an international grape (however only if it is grown in Chianti) Cabernet, Merlot or Syrah used to soften the final product." - Chianti.com

 

Map courtesy: Chianti.com

  • San Felice Il Grigio Chianti DOCG 2017

    San Felice Il Grigio Chianti DOCG 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    WINEFRONT 93 POINTS!     "Cherry, plum, new leather and thyme, a little smokiness, and some vanilla. Medium-bodied, cherry and red fruits, savoury and firm, plenty of dried herb stuff, some toasty oak, though not overt, and a fresh and...

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  • Terre Natuzzi Chianti Classico 2017

    Terre Natuzzi Chianti Classico 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    FULL, FLAVOURSOME CHIANTI, IDEAL PAIR FOR ALL TOMATO-BASED ITALIAN CUISINE.  "Grown in Greve, Chianti, Tuscany. Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 5%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%. Vinification takes place after delicate crushing of the grapes. The must...

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  • Fontodi Chianti Classico 2017

    Fontodi Chianti Classico 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    JANCIS ROBINSON 17/20 POINTS!  THERE IS CHIANTI, AND THEN THERE IS FONTODI CHIANTI. THIS TOP PRODUCER DELIVERS THE GOODS WITH THIS MEDIUM-BODIED, CLEAN AND CHARACTERFUL SANGIOVESE.  "Lustrous mid crimson. Gorgeous lifted nose of sour...

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  • Fratelli Nistri Chianti DOCG 2017

    Fratelli Nistri Chianti DOCG 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    DECIDEDLY SANGIOVESE BUT WITH A MODERN TAKE, UPFRONT FRUIT AND PALATE WEIGHT. PERFECT MID WEEK PIZZA OR PASTA WINE.    "The Fratelli Nistri winery where the Fratelli Nistri Chianti DOCG 2017 is made is one of the oldest in Tuscany,...

    Current stock: 9

    $22.00
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  • Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2017

    Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    A JUICY, DANGEROUSLY QUAFFABLE CHIANTI WITH A STUNNING PRICETAG TO MATCH.    "Made from mainly Sangiovese grapes, selected in Farnetella, in the municipality of Sinalunga, south-east of Siena and north-west of Montepulciano. The...

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  • Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

    Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    SANGIOVESE, WITH A LITTLE TOUCH OF CABERNET AND CANAIOLO NERO, THIS IS A STRUCTURED AND PLEASINGLY FRUIT-FORWARD CHIANTI.  "Chianti Classico zone located between Florence and Siena. The soil is calcareous and well-structured. Fermentation...

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    Current stock: 22

    $37.00
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  • Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo 2015

    Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo 2015

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    Wine Front 97 Points!   Dense, but medium-bodied, packed with tannin and stony ‘minerality’, some toasty oak in the mix, but rumbles with the bass of earth, new leather and tobacco, and while there’s plenty of depth to the red and dark cherry fruit,...

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    Current stock: 1

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Nunzi Conti Chianti Classico 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Nunzi Conti Chianti Classico 2018

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    "Our Chianti Classico is ruby ​​red in color with a soft and elegant aroma. It has a good acidity, typical of Sangiovese, which is why it is a very versatile wine and is perfect to serve with a wide variety of dishes. Ruby ​​red color with notes of ripe...

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    $40.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve 2016

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    ‘Fontodi's 2016 Flaccianello della Pieve is a masterpiece. This review represents a composite of notes from two separate tasting sessions, one at the winery and a second bottle tasted repeatedly over the course of 24 hours at my own pace. In the case of...

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    $275.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    "Brunello di Montalcino was Italy’s first wine to be accorded DOCG status, a testament to its aristocracy, balance and fabulous proclivity for aging. Stony, calcareous and well-structured, the grapes for this Brunello di Montalcino are grown at altitude...

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    $85.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    James Suckling 95 Points!   "The purity of fruit here really makes an impression on you. The nose shines with freshly picked blackcurrants, dark plums, freshly cut herbs, cinnamon, raspberry cheesecake, glazed cherries, orange and lemon rind. The...

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