Chianti

chianti.jpgBy Davide Taviani CC2.0

Gone are the days when Chianti meant Fiasco style bottles with their straw basket covered bottoms, served by the litre in cheap trattorias. The wine produced in the Chianti region today - especially in the historical core of Chianti Classico - is some of Italy's finest, as beautiful as the verdant rolling hills on which the Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes are grown. 

 

Cantina Vecchia 2020 Chianti 750ml

$19.04

Sangiovese is the staple variety in Tuscany and synonymous with Chianti and Brunello wines. Considered a reflection of its terroir, Sangiovese creates wine styles that vary from light and floral, to dark and highly tannic. This wine is a lively ruby red...

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Banfi 2020 Placido Chianti 750ml

$19.91

Winemaker's Notes: "Conte Placido was the hero of an epic battle between two Italian provinces. For his valour, he was awarded a vast estate where winemaking soon became an important part of the culture. A nod to this heritage and legacy, Placido's...

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Tenuta di Arceno 2019 Chianti Classico 750ml

$42.52

Very pretty Chianti Classico with a medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. It’s medium-to full-bodied with integrated tannins and a long, linear finish. Cool and well crafted. Drink or hold. Score: 93 points -- James Suckling, jamessuckling...

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RD Macie 2021 Straccali Chianti 750ml

$19.04

Intense and persistent; violet notes mingle with cherry. Well-structured with a firm, polished finish. Serve at room temperature. Pair with hearty pastas, stews, poultry and red meats. --Winemaker

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Monteraponi 2020 Chianti Classico 750ml

$47.74

The 2018 Chianti Classico is fabulous. In 2018, the Chianti Classico is a pretty big wine for this estate, but it's also a serious wine that absolutely needs time in bottle to find its center. Black cherry, tobacco, licorice, cloves and menthol showcase...

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Fattoria Selvapiana 2019 Chianti Rufina 750ml

$42.52

Rufina is the smallest appellation in Chianti, extending across 750 hectares. This is 95% sangiovese, joined with tips of canaiolo, colorino, and malvasia nera from well-drained, dry and stony north and north-west facing vineyards. These 15-40 year old...

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Cecchi 2020 Chianti Governo All'Uso Toscano 750ml

$19.04

Cecchi has decided to produce our Chianti Governo, to recall an ancient production method dating from the late 18th, and early 19th century. This wine displays the Cecchi Family’s links to the traditions of this historic Tuscan zone,...

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Lornano 2018 Chianti Classico 750ml

$36.43

Intense and concentrated ruby red color. Fine and elegant bouquet, characterized by ripe red fruit and floral notes accompanied by hints of spices. The sip brings out all its freshness, balanced by very well integrated tannins. A stylish Sangiovese with...

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Dievole 2018 Chianti Classico DOCG 750ml

$39.04

Made with 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo and 3% Colorino, all organically farmed, this has aromas of red-skinned berry, leather and underbrush. The bright palate shows raspberry jam, cinnamon and white pepper alongside smooth tannins and fresh acidity...

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Antinori 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva 750ml

$36.99

This is the first year the Riserva includes fruit from newly acquired vineyards in San Sano and Capraia. The 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori is stellar. In fact, the 2019 is the best vintage of this wine I have tasted and that comes through...

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San Giusto 2019 Chianti Classico San Giusto 750ml

$47.73

The 2018 Chianti Classico is a textbook expression from the appellation. This Sangiovese-based wine shows latitude and depth with elegant aromas of wild berry, forest floor, dried blueberry, honey, lavender and rosemary essence. There are hints of chalk...

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