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Chianti Wine

Hardly any other Italian wine is as well-known as Chianti wine. The name 'Chianti' was in use as early as the 13th Century. Back then, however, it was used to describe a white wine. It wasn't until the 19th Century that the Chianti slowly began to refer to the delicious dry red wines we know today. By the 1940s at the latest, this nectar was on everyone's tongue, with a double entendre: Because the Chianti wine was becoming increasingly popular, a song was written about it – The Chianti Song - which is still played over the airwaves to this day. This red wine from Tuscany is even a commonly used, albeit incorrect, synonym for Italian wine. You can order the latest vintages of this export star conveniently from Vinello.

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Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016 - Castello di Gabbiano
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016 - Castello di Gabbiano
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)
£ 24.41 *
0.75 l (£ 32.55 * / 1 l)
70007-IT-RW-SA-909-08
Chianti DOCG 2019 - Castello di Gabbiano
Chianti DOCG 2019 - Castello di Gabbiano
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti DOCG (IT)
£ 11.41 *
0.75 l (£ 15.21 * / 1 l)
70007-IT-RW-BL-910-10
- Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 - Tenuta di Vignole
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)
£ 18.70 *
0.75 l (£ 24.93 * / 1 l)
70125-IT-RW-BL-034-09
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Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG 2018 - Frescobaldi
Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG 2018 - Frescobaldi
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Rufína DOCG (IT)
£ 21.66 *
0.75 l (£ 28.88 * / 1 l)
70217-IT-RW-BL-016-09
Chianti Superiore DOCG 2019 - Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore DOCG 2019 - Santa Cristina
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti DOCG (IT)
£ 15.86 *
0.75 l (£ 21.15 * / 1 l)
70011-IT-RW-BL-104-11
Chianti Classico DOCG - Carpineto Chianti Classico DOCG - Carpineto
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)
£ 17.53 * From £ 15.81 *
0.75 l (£ 21.08 * / 1 l)
70600-IT-RW-SA-001-15
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 0,375 l 2016 - Tenute Marchese Antinori Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 0,375 l 2016 - Tenute Marchese Antinori
Dessert Wines Vin Santo sweet Italy Tuscany (IT) Vin Santo del Chianti DOC (IT)
£ 43.19 *
0.375 l (£ 115.17 * / 1 l)
70011-IT-DW-BL-001-07
Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017 - Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017 - Marchesi Antinori
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)
£ 31.63 *
0.75 l (£ 42.17 * / 1 l)
70011-IT-RW-BL-099-11
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- Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 - Borgo Salcetino
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)
£ 18.63 *
0.75 l (£ 24.84 * / 1 l)
70235-IT-RW-BL-402070-10
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2017 - Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2017 - Badia a Passignano
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)
£ 57.75 *
0.75 l (£ 77.00 * / 1 l)
70011-IT-RW-SA-109-07
- Pèppoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2018 - Tenuta Pèppoli
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)
£ 24.41 *
0.75 l (£ 32.55 * / 1 l)
70011-IT-RW-BL-010-10
- Chianti DOCG 1,0 l 2017 - Fattoria Montellori
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT)
£ 11.41 *
1 l
70011-IT-RW-SA-128-09
- Titolato Strozzi Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG 2020 - Strozzi
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG (IT)
£ 12.27 *
0.75 l (£ 16.36 * / 1 l)
70011-IT-RW-BL-0082-11
Il Casale Chianti DOCG 2015 - Poliziano Il Casale Chianti DOCG 2015 - Poliziano
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti DOCG (IT)
£ 16.60 *
0.75 l (£ 22.13 * / 1 l)
70011-IT-RW-BL-230-11
Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2018 - Tenuta Tignanello Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2018 - Tenuta Tignanello
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)
£ 56.19 *
0.75 l (£ 74.92 * / 1 l)
70011-IT-RW-BL-025-11
Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 1,5 l Magnum in HK 2018 - Tenuta Tignanello Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 1,5 l Magnum in HK 2018 - Tenuta Tignanello
Red wine dry Italy Tuscany (IT) Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)
£ 128.41 *
1.5 l (£ 85.61 * / 1 l)
70011-IT-RW-BL-027-11
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Chianti Wine – a variety of flavours

At 75 percent, the red Sangiovese grape is the number 1 choice for Chianti wine. The remaining cuvee is made up of 15 percent Canaiolo and 10 percent other grape varieties such as Malvasia or Trebbiano. So what does a typical Chianti wine taste like? Fruity flavours of cherry, brambleberry or prune, combined with an elegant acidity and a pleasantly fuzzy tannin compose the general description of a Chianti wine. Depending upon terroir and the variable percentage of different grape varieties, this Italian red wine can exhibit a multitude of aromas from coffee or leather and even tobacco. These all contribute to the multifaceted character of a Chianti wine with a spectrum that ranges from dry wines to the sweet dessert wines Vin Santo del Chianti Classico and Vin Santo del Chianti.

Origin and wine growing region of Chianti Red Wine

The area between Florence and Siena along the Via Chiantigiana is considered the original Chianti wine growing region and is characterised by its splendid, terraced vineyards, romantic villages and impressive castles. Over the course of the last few centuries, the Chianti wine growing region has been expanded. The currently valid region of origin is divided into 8 sub-regions: Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Chianti Colli Senesi, Chianti Colline Lucchesi, Chianti Colline Pisane, Chianti Aretini, Chianti Montalbano, Chianti Rufina and Chianti Montespertoli.

Chianti Classico – the number one Chianti

Even though all of the products from this region are termed 'Chianti' and also have DOCG status, insiders still differentiate between the quality levels of Chianti wines. Only wines from the original growing region are permitted to bear the name Chianti Classico on their labels. The trademark of a 'Classico' is the black rooster (gallo nero) on the labels and stands for the very highest quality. As the very best of all Chianti wines, the Classico is subject to strict production regulations, is composed of the highest percentage of Sangiovese and is the only Chianti that is not permitted to be blended with a portion of white grapes. The Classico vintages from 2012, 2013 and 2014 are held in very high esteem. While the wines from 2012 were described as 'precise' with a fine fruitiness and meaty tannin structure, and the 2013s as well-balanced, the 2014 vintage displayed surprising expression and a lightly elevated acidity.

If a Chianti DOCG wine does not originate from the traditional region, then the name on the label must contain a geographic designation. This stipulation does not detract from the quality of these equally good Chianti wines. The sweet Vin Santo del Chianti Classico and Vin Santo del Chianti also have DOC appellation and round out the rich repertoire of Chianti wines.

Foodpairing with Chianti Red Wine

Simple Chiantis can be stored for up to three years. Because they do not develop further, however, they should be enjoyed young. The optimal serving temperature for a Chianti wine is 16 - 18 degrees Celsius. Additional decanting in a wine decanter improves its flavour. Steak tartare, pan-fried meats, pasta and tomato dishes all pair well with young Chianti wines. Classicos have a maturation potential of up to 10 years. They represent culinary pleasure, especially when served with beef goulash, lamb or crispy duck.

Buy Chianti wine online

Whether you indulge in your dry red wine on its own or in combination with light snacks or an opulent meal, we from the Vinello online wine shop guarantee you the fast and uncomplicated pleasure of Italian wines. With our extensive selection, cork guarantee, 30-day return policy, the opportunity to purchase on invoice – right from your first order – as well as our many other payment options, Vinello customers enjoy many benefits. And you can spend the time you save on the important things in life: Chianti wine and la dolce vita.

Things to know about Chianti
Chianti wann trinken?
Chianti Rotwein ist in erster Linie ein beliebter Begleiter zur italienischen und insbesondere toskanischer Küche. Ob Pasta, Wild oder reife Käsesorten - Chianti trinkt man am besten zum Essen.
Was ist Chianti?
Chianti ist eine Rotwein-Cuvée aus den Weinbergen zwischen Florenz und Siena. Der Chianti Wein besteht zu etwa 75 % aus der Rebsorte Sangiovese, Canaiolo bildet weitere 15 % und verschiedene Sorten wie Malvasia oder Trebbiano runden den Wein ab. Die Zusammensetzung unterscheidet sich von Anbaugebiet zu Anbaugebiet, was das Spektrum des Chianti Weins weit fächert.
Was ist Chianti Classico?
Ein Chianti Classico entstammt dem ursprünglichen Anbaugebiet des Chianti und gilt für Kenner als bester Chianti Wein. Ein schwarzer Hahn ziert die Banderole der Flasche und garantiert die hohe Qualität des Chianti Classico.
Was ist Chinati Riserva?
Hierbei handelt es sich um eine Qualitätsstufe des Chianti Weins. Für einen Chianti Classico Riserva wird eine Reifezeit von mindestens 24 Monaten vorgeschrieben, 3 Monate davon in der Flasche.
Was isst man zu Chianti?
Eine ganze Reihe von Speisen bieten sich zum Chianti an, darunter italienische Küche wie Pasta und saftige Tomatengerichte, kräftige Speisen wie Rindergulasch oder knusprige Ente, aber auch Variationen von reifen Käsesorten.
Chianti welche Rebsorte?
Die federführende Rebsorte für Chianti Wein ist Sangiovese, die etwa 75 % des Weins ausmacht. Canaiolo ist zu 10 % vertreten, während rote und auch weiße Rebsorten wie Trebbiano, Malvasia del Chianti oder Merlot die Cuvée abrunden.
Welcher Käse zu Chianti?
Gereifte Hartkäsearten wie Parmigiano, Grana Padano, Gauda, Cheddar und Bergkäse harmonieren mit Chianti Wein.
Chianti wie lange lagern?
Chianti Rotwein kann bis zu 3 Jahre gelagert werden, Chianti Classico sogar bis zu 10 Jahre. Idealerweise lagert man den Wein aus Chianti an einem dunklen, temperaturbeständigen und kühlen Ort.
Wie schmeckt Chianti?
Ein typischer Chianti äußert fruchtige Anklänge nach Kirsche, Brombeere oder Dörrpflaume. Pelzige Tannine und eine elegante Säure sind ebenso charakterlich für Chianti Rotwein.
Wo kommt Chianti her?
Das Anbaugebiet für Chianti liegt in der Toskana, entlang der Hügelkette Monti del Chianti.
Ist ein Chianti trocken?
Ja, Chianti ist fast ausschließlich trocken, außer es handelt sich um einen Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, einen Dessertwein aus dem Chianti Weinbaugebiet.
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