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

  • Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2018

    Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2018

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    MADE WITH PREDOMINATELY SANGIOVESE GRAPES WITH 10% MERLOT IN THE MIX, THIS IS CLASSIC CHIANTI THAT WILL BE A TREAT IN THE COLDER MONTHS.      "Made predominantly from Sangiovese grapes, quality-selected in Farnetella, in the commune of...

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  • Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2018

    Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2018

    Region: Italy - Chianti
    Sustainably-made

    AN AFFORABLE AND EASY GOING CHIANTI FROM A REMARKABLE PRODUCER.     "Bright ruby red color. Pleasant nose of red fruit with balsamic hints. The entry is fresh, soft and round. Harmonious finish with a pleasant good persistence to the end...

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  • Ormanni Chianti Classico DOCG 2016

    Ormanni Chianti Classico DOCG 2016

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    TUSCANY HAS A BEAUTIFUL, RICH HISTORY BUILT ON WINE, AND ORMANNI ESTATE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PART OF THAT HISTORY AFTER BEING ESTABLISHED IN THE 13TH CENTURY.  "Our Chianti Classico vineyards located in the municipal district of Barberino Val...

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  • Fontodi Chianti Classico 2017

    Fontodi Chianti Classico 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti
    Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    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,...

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  • Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

    Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti
    Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] 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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