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...

Popular Wineries in Chianti Classico View all

  • Caparsa

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

  • Castello di Monastero

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

  • Agricoltori del Chianti Geografico

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

  • Fattoria L'Ottavo

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

  • Castell'in Villa

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

  • Casina di Cornia

    In 1979, we discovered the Casina di Cornia farm. Lying on the south-western slopes of the Chiant...

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  • Would love to hear more from you, Stephen, on Aussie PNs. A quick and dirty ... mix.Jack, go for it on that Chianti Classico. Chianti historically has rarely been 100% sangiovese, anyway. If you like it then it's good. Blending is part of the winemaker's art.JD (and RCKR), happy anniversar Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 2013

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    The color is a deep ruby red. The initial fruit forward aromas are plenty sweet. Notes such as cherry, strawberry, plum, a touch of violet, vanilla, cocoa, Sangiovese spiciness and earthy flint. Soft and smooth on the palate. The tannins are round, with a dry, warm, earthy/powdery finish. The finish is a soft, sweet cocoa finish. It's a very foo... Read More

    Wine review by sipsamplestroll


  • Tenuta Lilliano Chianti Classico 2013

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    Wine review by armysaint


  • OT, I'm not saying you should come around.  Where you live, there are ... "It looks just like the Chianti Classico region." So there's no reason to import sand to your beach.  But if you get down into SF and the inner East Bay, the Europhilic tendencies can be very strong at the wine shops.  All those profs at Berkeley who did sabbaticals in E... Read More

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  • Piccini Memoro Italia Vino Rosso d'Italia NV

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    Produce Station, Ann Arbor, 4/2017. A strange but lovely red blend. It was consumed at Thanksgiving dinner, mostly if not exclusively be me. It definitely got better the longer it was in my glass. Great soft tannins with a long finish. Took 10 hours to empty the bottle. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Reserva 2014

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    Had this at Bravo's with Lunch the other day. Surprisingly given the age, a ... ... profile: Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva is well balanced on the palate, with velvety tannins, firm acidity, and a lingering finish of rosemary and fig Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Monsanto Chianti Classico Reserva 2010

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    Wine review by wenwyia


  • Monsanto Chianti Classico Reserva 2010

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  • Monsanto Chianti Classico Reserva 2010

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  • Monsanto Chianti Classico Reserva 2010

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