Chianti Classico

A Chianti wine [ˈkjanti] is any wine produced in the Chianti region, in central Tuscany. It was historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called a fiasco ("flask"; pl. fiaschi); however, the fiasco is only used by a few makers of the wine now; most Chianti is now bottled in more standard shaped wine bottles. Baron Bettino Ricasoli (later Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Italy) created the Chianti recipe of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia bianca in the middle of the nineteenth century.The first definition of a wine-area called Chianti was made in 1716.
Posts about Chianti Classico
    • Wines of the Week: My Top Choices

      "It's my contention that good food and great wines should not be the rare commodity, but rather it should be a model which we all strive to live-by!" ~ Wise Vinosapien In the illustration above, you see a busy wine writer attempting to post his next article, the desk filled with more 'in' than 'out', it's funny how often that scenario plays out, in real life.

    • Tastes of Badia a Coltibuono: Wines that Entwine The Past and Future of Chianti Classico

      Robert Stucchi-Prinetti of Badia a Coltibuono Tastes of Badia a Coltibuono: Wines that Entwine The Past and Future of Chianti Classico I recently tasted a selection of wines of Badia a Coltibuono and met its general manager and winemaker Roberto Stucchi-Prinetti, the great grandson in the family that came to own this winery with a long legacy in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany.

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  • Excellent wines, both familiar and unfamiliar, from Italy

    … I remember the San Felice, Il Grigio, Chianti Classico Riserva from my high school days when we would periodically dine at an Italian restaurant in the Seven Corners. I remember the wine more than the food , which surely was decant, but I would not be surprised if we went there to drink the wine. The latest vintage is a good effort that needs…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog- 1 readers -
  • Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

    …. Remove foil and bake until cheese is starting to brown, about 15 minutes or so. Wine Pairing: Ruffino Ducale Riserva Chianti Classico 2010 Wine pairing theory: The best pairing for this dish would be a light and tangy red, such as a Chianti or a Gamay Noir. The acidity in the wine will pair nicely with the acidity in the tomato sauce…

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  • Cliffs Wine Picks – Aug 25, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014

    … 2010 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2006 Jean Edwards Cellars Syrah Carneros 2009 Sandler Wine Company Zinfandel Buck Hill Vineyard 2007 Wild Hog Vineyard Petite Sirah Cache Creek 2006 Carlisle Syrah Papa’s Block 2010 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico – $18.59 This has been a favorite since a friend suggested I give it a try. 80…

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  • Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest

    … grape harvest since 1950, with total production from the 2014 vintage forecast at 41m hectolitres, according to the country's Coldiretti farmers' union. Non-stop rain through much of August has hampered grape ripening and is likely to lead to higher wastage in the vineyards. But, it remains early days and several winemakers who attended…

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