All you need to know about Italy’s famous wine
The Chianti Classico Wine is a dry wine that has been produced in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy, since the 18th century. This particular wine is unique because it can be classified as red or white wine depending on how long it spends ageing after fermentation. The result is deep ruby colour with noticeable fruit flavours, including cherries and strawberries. This blog post will discuss about this delicious beverage and what makes it so special.
What are chianti classico wines?
The Chianti Classico Wines are wines produced in the southern part of Tuscany. They are wines made with 100% Sangiovese grapes, which is rare to find these days. Most winemakers blend their wine with other grape varieties for various reasons, including taste/aroma profiles and economics (lowers cost by adding more common grapes).
Chianti Classico region was officially created on 13 May 1932 when it became separate from the Chianti sub-region. The boundaries set then have not changed since that time – they surround an area about 20 km in diameter surrounded by a larger circle of communes in central Tuscany: Florence, Pistoia and Prato in particular. Thus, to buy chianti Classico wine, you should have some knowledge of it.
Where are chianti classico wines made?
Chianti Classico Region is in central Tuscany, just south of the city of Florence. It’s an area about 20 km across and includes all or part of 14 communes: Barberino Val d’Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti (the northernmost), Impruneta (on the boundary but historically considered part), Panzano-in-Chianti ,Poggibonsi , San Casciano de’ Bagni
Why are chianti classico wines so special?
The Sangiovese grape used to produce these wine grapes were thought to be the same grapes used to make Brunello di Montalcino wines. However, in 1985 researchers discovered a difference between these two grape types even though they are so similar. The name Sangiovese comes from an ancient Italian word for blood.