Chianti DOCG

Definition

Wine

  • a large wine-producing area in Tuscany in central Italy that is best-known for its range of dry, medium- to full-bodied fruity red wines produced from a blend of four grape varieties (Sangiovese dominates, then Canaiolo Nero, Malvasia and Trebbiano). The DOCG is divided into seven smaller zones: Chianti Aretini, Chianti classico, Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Chianti Colli Senesi, Chianti Colline Pisane, Chianti Montalbano, and Chianti Rufina. Chianti Classico also produces some of the best-quality wines in this area, and is also the oldest defined area – it was delimited as far back as 1716. Wines labelled ‘riserva’ have been cask-aged for at least three years and will continue to mature and develop in the bottle.
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