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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 2018 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 Placido Chianti 750ml

$16.43

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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RD Macie 2020 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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Fattoria Selvapiana 2019 Chianti Rufina 750ml

$40.78

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

$15.56

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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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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Lornano 2018 Chianti Classico 750ml

$34.69

Cherry and berry aromas with hints of walnuts and spices. Medium-bodied with beautiful fruit and undertones of dried mushrooms and wet earth. Score: 92 points -- James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

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Tavernello 2019 Chianti 750ml

$15.56

The appearance is an intense red, the aroma is fragrant and fruity with a typical scent of violets. Well structured, smooth and harmonious in the mouth. Delicious with all types of starters and light meat dishes. Also perfect with pasta.

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Castello di Ama 2018 Chianti Classico 'AMA' 750ml

$44.99

This is the quintessential happy wine from Tuscany that will easily pair with wintery pici al ragù or summery pasta al pomorodo. There is enormous versatility in the all-season Castello di Ama 2018 Chianti Classico Ama. The wine is round, plump...

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