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

  • 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...

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

Popular Wineries in Chianti View all

  • Cantina di Montalcino

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

  • Castello di Poppiano

    I am a Tuscan wine and olive oil producer and, like other Tuscan producers who go back many gene...

  • Castello di Verrazzano

    The Castle of Verrazzano is located on a hilltop in the Chianti Classico area, the first grape gr...

  • Rignana

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

  • Gaetano D'Aquino

    Gaetano D’Aquino is a brand of imported Italian wines based out of California. The label is nam...

  • Castello Di Gabbiano

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

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Chianti on Snooth

  • Buccia Nera Chianti Guarniente 2015

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    clear, medium ruby; clean, mild nose of peppers and black cherry; dry, heavily bodied with lots of tannins, blackberries, licorice, white pepper, tar and leathery; complex and lasted a bit :) Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Riserva Montesodi 2010

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    spicy yet cool melony nose; some dark fruits and liquorice Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Agreed Amour. There's no harm to it and often a nice upside.D - I ... had ... had hit the other countries, Chianti was not much lauded and Brunello didn't get beyond the confines of the producer's vineyard, and the world's most prized wines were the sweet ones from Germany, Hungary, and Spain.Italy was a third world country until well after WW... Read More

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  • Just a note to add.  The bartender gave me that glass and he was not one ... of red wine (Rioja for me, Chianti for Sandra), along with a pizza nearby before we rode the Metro back home.  Nice evening after watching the grand kids for 5 hours earlier in the da Read More

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  • and yes much wine was drank celebratingThe prosecco was ok - just a little ... ... palatesthe barbera and the chianti were very nice wines for $50 at the Restaurant we went to and performed perfectly to the food and price pointthe Barolo was 4110 and was excellent but sadly abit young - would like to see it in 5 yea Read More

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  • "The Leonetti Sangiovese is probably more of a novelty item Jack. It's ... $30+/bottle and you can get Chianti Classico for less and Morellino di Scansano for much less and of quality that's probably as good. So if you're going to have to charge over $30/bottle, do you plant Sangiovese?But I love the people who do.To the OP - I guess it really ... Read More

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  • The owner of the wine is Antinori. Yes we have problems in Texas of buying wine ... is Italian mostly Brunello,Chianti,Barolo and Amarona 6-7%each from France or Australia. I normally drink two glasses a day. The primitivo is very dark red 14% alcohol medium tannic and acid good finish well balanced I get a hit sweetness at the end would buy ag... Read More

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  • I Veroni Chianti Rufina 2014

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    Dark berry and herbal oregano notes are almost grassy and do show some fruit notes of cherry and raspberry. Rich and earthy notes of raspberry, red currant and cherry in the mouth with fresh spice and pleasant tannic structure supporting the fruit. A terroir driven wine with character and style. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I don't know about that Fox but you're right, I was interested in the ... there are for Bordeaux or Chianti. The base used to be Kadarka, much like Merlot is the base for much Bordeaux, but after phylloxera, a few world wars, and communism, all that changed.Here’s something from a symposium in Eger about twenty years ago:"The most significant ... Read More

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  • Verrazzano Chianti Reserve 1999

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    imported from danceforme. Read More

    Wine review by salomogt


  • We loved the Chianti served at Il Latini restaurant in Florence. We tood a picture of the bottle, but failed to capture the year. On the label is "Il Latini Tuscano Russo". Can anybody identify where to purchase (even if I have to order from the restaurant!) We loved it!

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  • i'm trying to find any information about a very large /tall green glass chianti bottle shaped like a woman carry a bottle on her shoulder

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  • How long does a bottle of Chianti last after you open the bottle

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  • i am looking for a store that sells 2006 baroncini sangiovese di toscana cavaicante

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  • Coltibuono 2006 Chianti Classico: Delicious, perfectly balanced, soft tannins, gobs of taught fruit. Perfect with past or meat. A terrific Chianti! M. Miller

    Comment by 120483millershrink 120483 millershrink


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