Advertisement


 


Chianti Classico Wine

Add a photo
for this region?

 

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 »

View More

Popular wines made in Chianti Classico under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Chianti Classico View all

  • Ugni Blanc

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

  • Canaiolo

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Trebbiano

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

  • Sangiovese

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

Popular Wineries in Chianti Classico View all

  • Castello di Monastero

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

  • Caparsa

    Caparsa Winery is a little winery of Radda in Chianti (Siena) in Italy. It produce by organic met...

  • Castell'in Villa

    The main objective at Castell'in Villa is to produce high quality wines from low yielding vineyar...

  • Vignamaggio

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

  • Fattoria L'Ottavo

    Our wine grows in the soil of the hills of Chianti Classico at an altitude between 300 and 400m a...

  • Agricoltori del Chianti Geografico

    The “Chianti Geografico Method” makes all the difference; it delivers quality. In a province that...

Page 115 of 139

Chianti Classico on Snooth

prev 1 ...  113 114 115 116 117  ...  139 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Chianti Classico Wine Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Chianti Classico wine ratings and reviews






Snooth Media Network