Canaiolo

Common synonyms: Caccione Nero, Canaiola, Canaiolo Colore, Canaiolo Nero Grosso, Canaiolo Rosso Piccolo, Canajola Lastri, Canajolo Piccolo, Cannaiola, Tindillaro, Uva Canina, Uva Fosca, Vitis Vinifera Etrusca, Cacciuna Nera, Canaiolo Grosso, Canaiolo Nero Minuto, Canaiolo Toscano, Canajolo, Canajuola, Cannajola, Tindilloro, Uva Colore CAnaiola, Uva Grossa, Cagnina, Canaiolo Borghese, Canaiolo Nero a Raspo Rosso, Canaiolo Pratese, Canaiuola, Canajolo Lastri, Canajuolo Nero Commune, Colore, Uva Canaiolo, Uva dei Cani, Uva Marchigiana, Calabrese, Canaiolo Cascolo, Canaiolo Nero Comune, Canaiolo Romano, Canaiuolo, Canajolo Nero Grosso, Canina, San Giovese, Uva Canajuola, Uva Donna, Uva Merla

Parentage of the grape: Unknown

History of the grape: In the 18th century, Canaiolo actually played a bigger role in Chianti than did Sangiovese. Then, in the 1870s, Bettino Ricasoli created a formula for Chianti that more closely resembles the modern one. This one was dominated by Sangiovese with only a bit of Read more »

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  • Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2012

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    Currently my favorite Chianti! I typically have this imported by the case. I'm not good with describing the tastes at this time but I hope to get better and come back to update my review. Read More

    Wine review by BWeed


  • Lungarotti San Giorgio Umbria Rosso 2005

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    Slightly fungal, earthy aromas on top of fresh red fruit, ripe strawberry and raspberry. There's a slight herbal note as well showing an elegant complexity. Bursting with acidity on entry, this mellows into a mixture of dark oak and red fruit with earthiness taking the lead. Notes of cherry and dark chocolate finish out the wine with a chewy tan... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Lungarotti Torgiano Rosso Rubesco Vigna Monticchio Riserva 2008

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    Spicy and sharp notes of ripe raspberry and cherry on the nose. In the mouth, it's nicely tart with good fresh acidity, raspberry and cranberry fruit, a dark chocolate note and robust sharp spice, mostly clove and cinnamon with some black pepper on the finish.87 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Amid a tongue-twisting litany of Italian wine varietal minutiae leading his ... ... colorino, schioppettino, canaiolo, nero d’avola, negroamaro, montepulciano, aglianico, marzemino, refosco, lagrein, the lambruscos salamino and maestri …  as well as arneis, greco, fruilano, fiano, ribolla, giallo, and, as many wine lovers will be aware, vermen... Read More

    From the article Want Italian Wine in Australia ? Italophile Says The Time Is Now


  • Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2010

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    The nose shows aromatic black cherry, bay leaf, underbrush, black cherry liquor, with a solid dark, core of fruit surrounded by subtle rustic characteristics. The palate has solid blackberry and black cherry fruit, with flint Earth, a touch of mint, and a firm, dark finish that has plenty of grip.The acidity supports everything well in this masc... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • San Guisto a Rentennano Chianti Classico 2012

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    Open and demonstrative, the nose shows spiced dried red cherry, dried violets, ... ... 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo. 91 Pt Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by ellaizee


  • The term Super Tuscan was born a controversy some 40 years ago. The controversy ... always quality grapes, like Canaiolo or Malvasia Nera, and a mandatory proportion of white grapes which diluted the blends.  Meanwhile, French wines had affirmed their leading status and had conquered the United States. French wine-growing was also modernizing r... Read More

    From the article The True Genesis of Super Tuscan Wine


  • Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.o.c.g. Rot Trocken Toscana 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by jtfluitt


  • Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico 2012

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    Good Read More

    Wine review by calywa


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