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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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  • Benedetto Chianti 2010


    A bit fudgy on the nose and very ripe, this still shows a bit of roasted herb and a touch of oak, along with some bretty animal notes. Very ripe in the mouth delivering a big rush of cherry fruit, accented with spicy oak and a hint of vanilla. Nice acids here add brightness but the wood tannins are a bit assertive and lend the finish a chewy cha... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Melini Sangiovese Blend Chianti Borghi d'Elsa 2010


    Seems a bit dumb on the nose, showing some bitter almond and green strawberry notes. On the palate this is not the most expressive, but boy is it well balanced and lively without being lean. Round and smooth with simple cherry and strawberry fruits, delivered with nice richness and really attractive structural balance. This is absolutely gluggab... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Benedetto Chianti 2009


    Some dirt on the nose with hints of smoked meat lead into a palate of soft cherries and raspberries. Fairly light in the mouth and on the finish- not complex by any means but a nice sipping wine! Read More

    Wine review by KristinW

  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2007


    The nose was intense yet finessed with crushed wild berries, plums and citrus rinds. On the palate, it was velvety smooth with mixed berries, inner floral notes and earth tones. The finish was long and clung to the palate with staying fruit and fine tannins. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Sangiovese is easily one of my favorite wines to pair with food. It’s ... ... blends Sangiovese with Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Mammolo or Colorino, it is the blending partners that lend the wine its color and softer personality. When Sangiovese is made as a mono-varietal wine, it takes low yields, long macerations and severe wood aging regiments ... Read More

    From the article Sangiovese Food and Wine Pairings

  • Melini Sangiovese Blend Chianti Borghi d'Elsa 2010


    Always a solid choice, often seen on wine lists. Rich, dark fruit, not too acidic, with a minerally cocoa taste reminiscent of Ovaltine, or is that Tootsie Roll? Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster

  • Melini Sangiovese Blend Chianti Borghi d'Elsa 2010


    A little red and black pepper on the nose, scrumptious fruit, brighter on the palate, lighter bodied and easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

  • Castellani Poggio Al Casone Chianti Superiore DOCG 2009


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    Wine review by tdziel

  • Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2008


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    Wine review by dtarzia

  • Lungarotti Supertuscan Blend Umbria IGT San Giorgio 2007


    Deep cherry and plum notes on the nose with a little bit of baked fruits ... ... ... Definitely can sense the canaiol Read More

    Wine review by KristinW

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