What is Chianti?

  • Chianti is a wine region in Tuscany, Italy
  • Chianti must be 75% Sangiovese and Chianti Classico must be at least 80%
  • Chianti has been a wine region for 300 years, the original boundaries were expanded
  • The original boundaries are “Chianti Classico” and the new areas are “Chianti”
  • Chianti Classico has a black rooster emblem on the necks of most bottles
  • Reserva doesn’t always mean higher in quality

Where does Chianti come from?

  • Tuscany has 41 DOCs and 11 DOCGs
  • Mediterranean climate

What does Chianti taste like?

  • Medium bodied, gripping tannins
  • Medium-high acidity

What food pairs well with wine from Chianti?