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   Chianti wine

Chianti is a large wine region in central Tuscany, south of Florence (Firenze).

Chianti wine map

Chianti win region includes several overlapping DOC and DOCG regions. Chianti region produces over 8 million cases of DOCG wines.

The two major designations within Chianti DOCG are:

  • Chianti DOCG - is all Chianti wine made outside the Chianti Classico.
  • Chianti Classico DOCG - Chianti Classico region is approximate 100 square miles (259 square kilometers) between the city of Florence to the north and the city of Siena to the south.

    Chianti and Chianti Classico is a blend of Sangiovese grapes (75-100%), Canaiolo grapes (less than 10%) and any other approved red grape variety such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, or Merlot (less than 20%).

    Chianti is a very dry red wine. Chianti usually have medium-to-high acidity and medium tannins. Chianti aromas vary from floral, cinnamon, cherry, raspberry for younger Chianti to tobacco and leather as Chianti ages.

    Chianti wine video introduction.


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