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

  • 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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  • Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015

    Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    Chianti is produced in eight adjacent, yet distinct, zones that cover a vast part of central Tuscany. But only one, which is the oldest and original, may produce Chianti Classico. However, provenance alone is not sufficient to merit the designation...

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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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  • 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

    $170.00
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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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  • 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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  • [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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  • Casabianca Chianti Colli Senesi 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Casabianca Chianti Colli Senesi 2010

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    "The 2010 Chianti Colli Senesi is gorgeous in this vintage. Sweet red cherries, flowers, licorice and tobacco are some of the notes that burst from the glass in this juicy yet firm Chianti. All of the qualities of this great Sangiovese vintage come...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2014

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    “The 2014 Chianti Classico Berardenga is fabulous. Fresh, aromatic and salivating with acidity, the 2014 is a super-old school Chianti Classico from start to finish. The intense acidity might come as a shock to readers used to more contemporary, supple...

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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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  • [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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