Italian wines: Chianti Classico

Italian wines: Chianti Classico

This fine wine, one of the most Italian wines indeed, is generally remember for its typical bottle called fiasco, a squat battle encloses in a straw basket although nowadays this particular bottle is used only by a few wine makers.

Chianti’s original recipe was developed by Baron Bettino Ricasoli and it’s composed by 70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia Bianca. The growing area is comprehending many villages surrounding Florence. You can recognize a real Chianti bottle thanks to the pictures of a black rooster (in Italian gallo nero) printed in the neck of the bottle, which represents the Chianti producers association.

The taste of Chianti wines tend to be medium-bodied with a medium acidity degree and firm tannins completed with floral accents, cherry and nutty notes. However, the taste may slightly change depending on the exact area of growth.

Also this wine is recognized as DOCG.

If you want to know more about the Chianti story, check the following link – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chianti

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