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 Brunello di Montalcino Twin Pack

    Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Twin Pack

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

    TWO OF THE GREATEST VINTAGES FOR BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

      Enjoy one now, drink the other later! Looming some 720m above sea level, atop the Tuscan hilltop town Montalcino, Castello Banfi sits at the pinnacle of the region. Brunello di Montalcino was Italy’s first wine to be awarded DOCG...

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  • Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

    Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

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

    A SUPURB CHIANTI

      "Ruby-red. Bouquet is intense with notes of cherries, plums, and violets. Rich flavors of cherry and leather. Supple tannins and good acidity. Perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of foods, including red-sauced pastas, grilled meats and...

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  • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

    Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

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

    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS!

      "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino offers clean and pristine fruit and otherwise delivers a textbook interpretation of the vintage. Given the large extension of vineyards farmed by this estate, which is located on the southern side of the...

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    $90.00
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  • Poggiotondo Chianti Classico 2015

    Poggiotondo Chianti Classico 2015

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    AN ELEGANT CHIANTI WITH RED FRUITS AND SPICES

      "This is gently developed, well balanced, firm, dry and immensely drinkable. It’s all leather, cherries and fragrant herbs, perhaps with licks of star anise and iodine, but it’s the fragrance and the overall dry-but-flowing feel of it...

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  • 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

      "Made predominantly from Sangiovese grapes, quality-selected in Farnetella, in the commune of Sinalunga, southeast of Siena and northwest of Montepulciano. The vineyards are almost all southwest-facing, sited on a well-exposed and -ventilated...

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  • Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2018

    Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2018

    Region: Italy - Chianti
    Farming 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
    Farming Organic Sustainably-made

    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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  • 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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  • Fontodi Chianti Classico 2017

    Fontodi Chianti Classico 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti
    Farming 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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    $80.00
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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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    $22.00
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  • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

    Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!

      "So many spices line the nose here including cinnamon, cardamom, aniseed and walnuts. But there’s no shortage of red plums and dried cherries either. Balanced and suave, this is a sophisticated Brunello with a sleek frame of tannins and...

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    $90.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    The 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori is Sangiovese that has been enhanced by small percentages of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit is sourced from the various properties owned by the Antinori family in the Chianti Classico appellation...

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