You could say that Chianti has made the history of Italian wine, delivered around the world with its classic and characteristic straw-covered flasks. It first approached the market with this approach, and having overcome its agricultural worker’s origin, it ended up ranked as one of the finest wines around.
Variety of Chianti wine
Chianti is produced in many areas in the Tuscan hills in the provinces of Siena, Florence, Pisa, Pistoia and Arezzo, and it can therefore be presented with geographical areas such as "Colli Fiorentini" (Florentine hills), "Montalbano", "Rufina", "Colli Aretini" (Aretini hills), “Colline Pisane”(Pisan hills), and "Colli Senesi" (Siena hills), which is the case for our wine. It can also be presented with the words "Classico” (Chianti Classico) (Classic Chianti) if it is produced in the oldest tradition in the municipalities of Castellina in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, and Radda in Chianti.
History of Chianti wine
Way back in 1927, a group of winemakers in the Arezzo, Florence, and Siena area founded the CHIANTI CONSORTIUM. Subsequently, the area was extended to include other areas within the currently approved DOC regulations defined in 1967, and which was then transposed into DOCG (Denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin).
In order to produce it, several varieties of vines are used, which are mainly Sangiovese vines (75-100%), in addition to varying amounts of black Cannaiolo, Trebbiano Toscano and Chianti Malvasia. It’s a red wine that ages well and can qualify as a "reserve" if aged for at least 3 years. Colli Senesi Chianti is ruby red, tending to garnet with aging, with harmonious, dry, fruity, slightly tannic, taste, with an intensely vinous scent with the scent of violets. The alcoholic content starts from 12 ° upwards, and it goes well with all red meats, including Florentine steak and seasoned Tuscan cheeses.