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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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Canaiolo on Snooth

  • Il Palagio Chianti 2007


    crisp and has plenty of tannins. Goes great with pasta (or even Chinese surprisingly enough) Read More

    Wine review by xxdesmus

  • Castello la Leccia Chianti Classico 2004


    Another stellar Chianti Classico from the Castellina area - just a special ... ... blend is 90/10 Sangiovese/Canaiolo. I liked this wine very muc Read More

    Wine review by afinta

  • Asinone Poliziano Italien Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Roda Viner. Strama & Nyanserade Sangiovese Och Canaiolo Och Colorino 2005


    2.5 starsAppearance: deep+ ruby coreNose: medium+ intensity with aromas of earth, sour cherriesPalate: high, fine-grained tannins; medium+ alcohol, medium finish, flavors of sour cherry, earth and euculptus on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by lglover

  • Acorn Sangiovese Alegría Vineyards Russian River Valley 2005


    A Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series. Acorn Winerys 2005 Zinfandel showcases the winerys passion for traditional field blends, by presenting a food-friendly wine that fully expresses the fruit characteristics of the diverse grape varieties grown in the Alegría Vineyards. This blend actually comprises twelve different varietals from the Sonoma... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club

  • Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2005


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    Wine review by Kirstie2787

  • We had a great tasting last night and it focused on one of my favorite grapes, ... Colorino, well for color and Canaiolo that can add a bit of soft flesh and overt fruitiness to the blend.  Other, lesser grapes were historically added but more to maintain consistency or quantity year over year than to actually improve the final wine.And then i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sangiovese GTi

  • Poggio Alla Sala Nobile di Montepulciano 2004


    A blend of 90% Sangiovese & 10% Canaiolo Nero. This is a luscious, "right-bank" style of a wine and a great example of how flexible the Sangiovese grape can be. Licorice and vanilla notes in the nose, rich and velvety on the palate with a beautifully well-rounded and lingering finish- it behaves much more like a reserve than the table cuvee th... Read More

    Wine review by ChipDWood

  • Sangiovese is one of my favorite grapes. A very food friendly profile that combines high acid, small but grippy tannins and a touch of astringency makes for wine that are perfect for pairing at the table. Brunello, Chianti, Vino Nobile, Morellino, ton's of Rossos and varietal wines from the west coast will make this a great GTi.I'll kick off the... Read More

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  • Chianti DOCG . Il Palagio 2006


    This wine represent Castello Il Palaggio's most important production and their ... chianti classico (sangiovese,canaiolo nero, mammolo and colorino). The color is a bright, limpid rubin red and the bouquet is intensely fruity with a slight scent of violets. The flavour is balanced between a dry tannic taste and a velvety one. Had this wine pai... Read More

    Wine review by jr3802a

  • Terra d'Arcoiris 2005


    the nose starts out with this odd wet tobacco/cigar with an undertone of perfume and light cherry, finishes with a somewhat sour taste and dry. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872

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