Chianti Wine

 

Chianti is perhaps Italy’s most popular wine, and in recent years has come to evoke images of basket-bottomed “fiasco” bottles, red and white checkered table cloths and Hannibal Lecter smacking his lips after reminiscing about sipping it paired with fava beans and a census taker’s liver. The origins of the name are nebulous. Some say its a derivation of “Clango,” “Clangor” or “Clanti” which can all refer to the call of a trumpet or horn, or the cry of a bird, hearkening back to the classical days of hunting expeditions. Others say it’s named for an Etruscan noble family, Clante. But by any name, there is evidence of its early stages as far back as the 14th century.
 
The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III de Medici, is credited with creating demarcated subzones in Chianti in 1716. In 1932, these were further subdivided into what now stands as its official zones: Classico (the “heart” of the region and considered Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Chianti View all

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Prosecco

    History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sw...

  • 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...

  • 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 View all

  • Rignana

    Surrounded by 120 hectares of vineyards, woodland and olive-groves, the Fattoria di Rignana is si...

  • Principe Corsini

    Believing in the future, working hard and even risking when the market requires resourcefulness: ...

  • Castello Il Palagio

    The very fest mention of the castle Il Palagio dates back to 1252, though it is thought to be muc...

  • Cantina di Montalcino

    The principal types of wine produced, solely from Sangiovese grapes, are the Rosso, which is subj...

  • Castello Di Gabbiano

    Perhaps no region of the world personifies the warmth and graciousness of good food and great ...

  • Piccini

    Our story begins in 1882 with Angiolo Piccini, from a small family enterprise of only 7ha. Guided...

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Chianti on Snooth

  • Recommend trying the Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva...can recall the 2010 being one of the best values at around $25, and just a really nice wine in its own right. Read More

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  • Vignavecchia Chianti Classico Riserva Odoardo Beccari 2010

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    Wine review by boglebogle


  • I Veroni Chianti Rufina Riserva 2013

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    Tart strawberry and cherry notes on the nose with some spice and rose petal aromas. This is deceptively tannic in the mouth, demonstrating puckering structure and high acidity with notes of cranberry and strawberry and a finish that's herbal and earthy with good salinity and minerality. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial



  • Fair point D, I can imagine Chianti was rough back in the day. It's a wine that's done pretty well in the US due to the name, low cost, and solidness of the grapes/wine I believe.Incidentally, there's another par for the course WB thread ongoing about a Giacosa Doppelgänger for $100 or less.  Read More

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  • "A somewhat tall order, as does not seem up my alley."Nice to go off ... since I was drinking weakass Chianti in those days ('70s, early '80s) which led to Brunellos and Super Tuscans, with a segue to Gaja Sperss. Chianti was so often dodgy then and it was like duck and goose hunting with a .410 but then suddenly given a 12-gauge 3.5-inch magn... Read More

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  • Fattoria I Veroni Chianti Riserva 2009

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    Soft red fruit on the nose with a hint of floral notes and some raspberry preserves. This has nice spice on the mouth with milk chocolate strawberry and cherry notes, chewy tannins, dusty earth and an okay smoky finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Fattoria I Veroni Chianti Riserva 2006

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    Dense mineral earthiness, plum, black cherry and strawberry on the nose. Chocolate and black olive on the palate, good fresh acidity and dusty fruit notes of cherry and raspberry. This is quite earthy and has a touch of salinity towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bindi Sergardi Chianti Colli Senesi Al Canapo 2014

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    Absolutely wonderful! One of the best I have had in a while. Perfectly rich and smooth. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico Tenuta Sant'Alfonso 2012

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    Well done. Starwberries and cherries dominate the nose with black currant, earth and oak filling in. Medium chewy tannins meld with balanced acidity to give this mouthwatering and lingering aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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