Chianti Classico Wine

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Chianti Classico is the heart of the Chianti zone in the Tuscany region of Italy. It was awarded the distinguished DOCG status, the “superior” labeling level of Italian wine, in 1996, (Chianti made it to DOC in 1984). The word “classico” also refers to the fact that this area was the original zone where this Sangiovese-based wine was first produced, the “classic” zone. 
 
Fun fact: All bottles of Chianti Classico have a seal depicting a black rooster (gallo nero). The story goes that in the 13th century, Florence and Siena, who had been fighting over the Chianti territory for many, many years, decided to settle their dispute once and for all. They mutually agreed to have horse riders leave their respective towns at dawn, and where the two horses met would be the final boundary, senza scuse. Those shrewd Florentines had a black rooster which they starved for days. The day of the proposed meeting, the hungry rooster crowed much earlier than dawn Read more »

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  • Trebbiano

    History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Canaiolo

    In the 18th century, Canaiolo actually played a bigger role in Chianti than did Sangiovese. Then, in the 1870s, Betti...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

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  • Aiola

    Aiola castle has been known since the Middle-Ages being one of the most important Sienese strong...

  • Castello di Monsanto

    Castello di Monsanto is one of the most respected estates in Tuscany and one of the top produc...

  • Castello di Fonterutoli

    Fonterutoli is located 5 km south of Castellina in Chianti (Siena), on the hills facing the Val d...

  • Castello di Monastero

    Thirty years ago, a successful industrialist decided to devote himself to his great passion: wine...

  • Vignamaggio

    Around 230,000 bottles of wine are produced every year, divided between Chianti Classico, Chianti...

  • Barone Ricasoli

    For ten consecutive centuries, the property and the superior management of Brolio had always b...

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Chianti Classico on Snooth

  • Nozzole Chianti DOCG 2007

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    I like it very much Read More

    Wine review by cane


  • Not so fast my fine friend - we're here, in my case with more work than I ... the Felisina Berardenga 2013 Chianti Classico is one of my favorites in it's class - been drinking it since the '04 vintage and it continues to satisfy.Happy New Year Everybody!  Pa Read More

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  • Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

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    Light-bodied red wine. Pretty much what I expect from a Chianti. Light-bodied. Light red fruit flavor. The most noticeable characteristic is tartness. Easy drinking. Even on a hot summer day. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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    Rich red fruit with balancing acid and enough tannin for interest. My best ever Chianti. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • EMARK  a couple of weeks ago you indicated you were surprised that Chianti Classico was not 100% Sangiovese and anything less than 75% had to shown as IGT,well to my shock I was looking at Vino   Noblie only has to 60-80% Sangiovese. I thought it was the same as Brunello which has to be 100% Sangiovese,especially since they use the same variety ... Read More

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  • RBA  "Ooh,Reserve. It must be good".  While most New World ... to do with aging for example Chianti Classico Riserva must be aged 27 months at least,Vin Nobile at least 30 months,  Brunello 5 years with 2 years in barrel or cask, Barolo at least 5 years, Barbaresco at least 4 years. I guess only the buyer can determine if that makes it good! &nbs Read More

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  • For those that have a Costco they a couple I have tried Kirkland brand, the first is Chianti Classico reserve, they evidently buy it from Viila Caffagio which is a single vineyard and is 100% Sangiovese,the next is Chateauneuf du Pape which is $20 the Chianti is $9,investment had both of these,they also had a premier cru chablis around,have not ... Read More

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  • Not sure about the relationship between 'it was a nice bottle' and ... ... for a wine to qualify for Chianti Classico status. Lots of pissing and moaning about how they had to go Super Tuscan in that era if they wanted to release a 100% sangiovese wine. Would seem that allowing 100% only later became possible. Also, of course, heard that some ... Read More

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  • Have a condrum bought a bottle Canonica A Cerreto Chianti Classico Riserva 2011 DOCG last week from the Costco grand opening,have not seen this wine at any other store in Dallas. I must admit that I enjoyed the wine, however after drinking a glass I picked up a Cab flavor, looked at the bottle it was 85% Sangiovese 10% Cab, 5% Merlot. It tasted ... Read More

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