“If Tuscany deserves to be described as the most picturesque regions of Italy, Chianti is imposed by far as the most Italian wines”.
Today the name “Chianti” is a guarantee of noble wine, produced according to strict laws that protect the quality standard and with it the sensory characteristics.
The DOCG Chianti is produced in the heart of Tuscany, in the area between the provinces of Arezzo, Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. It is hilly area with large terraces and river valleys.
This territory has been producing wine since the time of the Etruscans, but only in 1800 has obtained the Denomination of Controlled Origin – DOC.
When in 1967, is nanny introduced the Denomination of Origin Controlled and Guaranteed – DOCG, the Chianti designation has been integrated with specific crops:
- Arezzo hills
- Colli Fiorentini
- Colli Senesi
- Pisan hills
Each is produced in a specific sub-area and each production is regulated by a specification other. Chianti Classico, however, very different from Chianti and its sub-zones is a separate DOCG designation and is subject to a disciplinary stiffer which strictly regulates production.
All are made from the same grape varieties: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano, Malvasia, Sauvignon and Merlot.
The percentage of the grapes, however, can change from wine to wine. undisputed star, however, is always the Sangiovese, which can be vinified alone or variable tranches up to a minimum of 75%.
Chianti is ruby red tending to garnet with aging, harmonious, dry and slightly tannic, vinous with hints of violets.
The Chianti can be drunk young or aged in the first case, it goes particularly well with grilled red meats, while the reserve, more full-bodied and complex, is perfect with game and cheeses.
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