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chianti

a dry red wine produced in the Chianti region of Italy

Chianti

the best-known Italian wine. [Ital. Hist.: NCE, 2990]
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An excellent English guide, published last fall by the Chianti Classico Consortium, now makes touring easier than ever.
Since at least the early 13th century, Chianti wines have been made here ftom the dusky purple Sangiovese and Canaiolo Nero grapes and the translucent pale green Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia del Chianti.
The best-labeled with the rooster and the letters DOC (for denominazione di origine controllata, certifying production within the legal limits of Chianti Classico)-has long been known for brilliant clarity, for a bright ruby color that ages to garnet, and for a strong winy bouquet with a hint of violets.
It is the perfect blend of old and new -- great vineyards producing wines in the traditional Chianti style, and a modern, state of the art winery equipped to make Giabbiano a leader in Tuscany, both today and tomorrow.
INDEPENDENTS should have the single vineyard Mellini Chianti Classico Granaio at a shade under a tenner - 100 per cent sangiovese and plenty of those dark cherries.
M&S has Castello di Poppiano's Chianti Colli Fiorentini at pounds 9.
The original Chianti area dates back to 1716, and was among the first anywhere in the world.
Chianti is a wine style which literally craves food; it goes particularly well with poultry and has a great affinity for duck.
Now they make organic Casaloste Chianti Classico, olive oil and run holiday rents from their 13th century home at Panzano in Chianti (0039 0558 52725, www.
Castello di Verrazzano at Greve in Chianti is a much bigger operation, dating from around 1000AD.