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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  • 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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    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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    Wine review by jtfluitt


  • Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico 2012

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Fontaleoni 'Colli Senesi' Chianti 2012

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    Reticent on the nose and herbal with aromas of dried graasses, hay and subtley spicy red fruits. Light, fresh and zesty in the mouth, this is laden with bright, clear and slightly sweet cherry fruit. Its a simple wine but round and yet bright in the mouth. Very refreshing and gaining some savory complexity on the backend, this goes down dangerou... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Another in my series of reports focusing on the wines I was able to sample at ... $25 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo High toned on the nose and a bit beefy then smelling gorgeously of earth, herb and spicy red fruit. This opens on the round side of things in the mouth with slightly bricky tannins and tart acids supporting a core of rich and fairl... Read More

    From the article Cracking the Chianti Code


  • Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico 2010

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    95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo A bit flat on the nose showing off some old wood tones and a bit of spice character as well. Decidedly flat in the mouth with lots of candied medicinal and herbal flavors layered over dark black cherry fruit this is rather short and inelegant but not overtly offensive. 83pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Monteraponi Chianti Classico 2011

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    95% sangiovese 5% Canaiolo Deeply earthy and briary on the nose with lots of astringent red fruits and smoky top notes. Theres plenty of sweet fruit on the palate, all raspberry and strawberry toned, but the flavors are a little roasted with a hint of truffle accentuating the ripeness which also shows up on the soft finish. This is both a bit ra... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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