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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  • Monte Vertine Annata Toskana Montevertine Rot 2004

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    Deep and earthy on the nose with tremendous floral tones and smoky, slightly spicy tones of dried berries. This is a mouth filling wine with slightly astringent tannins that add nice grab in the mouth. Floral and dark up front with notes of hibiscus, earth, and bitter cherry on the mid-palate that lead to a long strawberry toned finish. This is... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Azienda Agricola Montevertine Sangiovese Blend Toscana IGT Pian del Ciampolo 2007

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    The nose is full of earthy, waxy cranberry fruit edged with notes of pine and roast beef. On the palate this is young and bright with surprisingly rich texture and very ripe wild berry fruits. Juicy, fine and long, this is a wonderful example of fresh Sangiovese at its best. 88pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Piccini Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2002

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    This blend of Prugnolo Gentile (a clone of Sangiovese), Canaiolo and Mammolo is aged in Slovenian oak barrels for at least 2 years. It is intense garnet in colour, with a rich warm nose of raisins, damsons, boysenberries and vanilla. Dry and medium-bodied with layers and layers of flavours of liquorice, chocolate, black cherries, plums and some ... Read More

    Wine review by Arwan


  • Travignoli Chianti Rufina 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by cruane


  • Il Palagio Chianti 2007

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    A good typical chianti wine. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • I last left you walking out of the Albergo Duomo in Montepulciano. I had just ... blending grapes Colorino, Canaiolo, and Mammolo, as well as the white grapes Trebbiano, Malvasia del Chianti, and Grechetto which are used for a white table wine and Vin Santo.The vineyards are at relatively high elevations of between 280 and 450 meters above sea... Read More

    From the article Italy in Nine Parts - Vino Nobile di Montepulciano


  • The Boscarelli estate seems to be a work in progress. Now a lot of work ... ... though with some Mammolo, Canaiolo and Colorino along with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. In addition the cellars at Boscarelli have been expanded, and expanded again, and maybe need to be expanded yet again. Ok so things are still in progress, like the bare... Read More

    From the article The Wines of Boscarelli


  • Volpaia: it takes a village, no seriously. The Castello di Volpaia estate is ... like Mammolo, Colorino, and Canaiolo were used to add some flesh and aromatic complexity to Chianti, though many producers now include some Merlot, adding fruit and richness, or Cabernet Sauvignon, which contributes power and dark fruit flavors, to their wines. Vo... Read More

    From the article Italy in Nine Parts. Chianti


  • Chianti Monsanto Italy 2006

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    90% Sangiovese/ 10% Canaiolo and ColorinoAged in Barrique, 25% of which were new.This is intensely aromatic with a strong rosemary/balsamic note that adds a lovely counterpoint to the red currant and candied red raspberry fruit tones. There are top notes of violet pastille and a whisper of vanilla adding gentle edges to the fruit. On the palate... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • A visit to Terrabianca Terrabianca is a medium sized winery in the heart of the ... ... with smaller amounts of Canaiolo, Malvasia and Trebbiano. We focused on reds at the tasting. 1) La Fonte 2007 This is a 100% Sangiovese wine with 6 months of oak, from vineyards further south in Tuscany, outside the Chianti region, in Maremma, Grossetto. My... Read More

    From the article A Bootful of Wine - A Visit to Terrabianca


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