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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  • Val Delle Corti Chianti Classico 2011

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    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 fairly powerful raspberry. The tannins turn more polished in the mouth and through the elegan... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • So far I’ve worked my way through a pretty impressive set of wines that ... with dollops of Colorino and Canaiolo aged in large format wood could be labelled as Chianti, and would be one of the very best. The estate decided long ago to forgo the right to use the Chinati moniker in the pursuit of producing better quality wines. We’re talking ab... Read More

    From the article Wine Gifts: Italy


  • Castello Della Paneretta Chianti Classico 2009

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    A bit hot and angular without the normal sangiovese acidity or spice. Slightly cooked taste, may have been starting to go. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Rinascimento Dievole Toscana IGT 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • E. Antinori Chianti Classico Laude 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • With harvest truly getting underway in northern California, up to now it's ... ... Montevertine, Sangiovese/Canaiolo/Colorino, Pian del Ciampolo $502008 Bucci, Sangiovese/Montepulciano, Pongelli, Rosso Piceno $502007 Santadi, Carignano, Shardana, Valli di Porto Pino $55 I know that that is seven bottles each of red and white, a bit more than t... Read More

    From the article 6 Great Wine Lists


  • After 1 week travel in gorgeous Tuscany, more precisely in Montepulciano, I can ... common addition is the "canaiolo nero" local grape). The addition of the French varieties I found to smoothen the wines and make them easier to drink young (4-5 years old).Many, many, names (Producers) to find, so not an easy choice overall. Some names worth men... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vino Nobile indeed


  • Chianti DOCG Classico Riserva Fontalle 2011

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    Peppery food-friendly Chianti. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Chianti DOCG Classico Riserva Fontalle 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by calywa


  • It's relatively easy to find superior, satisfying wine if you’re free ... with Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo Nero making up the balance. 89 Points2009 La Selva "Colli del Uccellina" Morellino di Scansano $20Starts off with good depth of fruit on the nose, showing ripe black cherry, lovely perfume notes, sweet aromatics, and some vanilla. Very... Read More

    From the article Morellino di Scansano


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