Top 100 red wines of Chianti

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Chianti of Chianti as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular of Chianti and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Chianti

The wine region of Chianti is located in the region of Toscane of Italy. We currently count 1721 estates and châteaux in the of Chianti, producing 2759 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Chianti go well with generally quite well with dishes .

Discover the grape variety: Ciliegiolo

It is believed to be of Spanish origin. Today it is very present in Tuscany and in many other Italian regions where it is often blended with sangiovese to produce the famous Chianti. According to recent genetic analysis, it is the father of the said sangiovese, its mother being an almost unknown variety called calabrese di Montenuovo. - Synonymy: ciliegino, ciregiuolo or cireguoli, aleatico di spagna (for all the synonyms of the grape varieties, click here!). - Description: medium to large bunches, cylindrical-conical, winged, compact, strong medium-sized stalks with very little lignification; medium-sized, round berries, skin of medium thickness, very bluish-black with sometimes purplish reflections, juicy pulp. - Production potential: buds early in the year, only a few days after Chasselas. It is particularly fond of not too poor hillside soils. Vigorous, productive and regular, it should however be pruned in relation to the fact that its base eyes are not very fertile. Sensitive to wind, mildew, powdery mildew, acid rot and grey rot. Resistant to drought. Ripening 2nd period late. - Wine type/flavours: gives a full and supple wine with soft tannins, rich in alcohol, of a more or less dark ruby colour with in some cases purplish tints. Aromas of cinnamon, cherry, blueberry, spicy notes, plum, fresh grapes, liquorice, tobacco, vanilla, ... .

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Chianti

red wines from the region of Chianti go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or poultry such as recipes of barbecue burger, lamb confit with new potatoes or senegalese rice.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Chianti

On the nose in the region of Chianti often reveals types of flavors of cherry, dried fruit or cream and sometimes also flavors of tropical fruit, camphor or dried rose. In the mouth in the region of Chianti is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

News from the vineyard of Chianti

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Drinks industry ramps up efforts to raise money in aid of Ukraine crisis

In addition to the fine wine auctions reported on previously by Decanter, further initiatives have been set up to raise money for those in crisis. UK-based wine importer Les Caves de Pyrene has been helping to relocate families fleeing from war-torn Ukraine and settle them in safe havens across Europe, in accommodation provided by the importer’s European winemakers. To help cover the logistical costs of relocating families, the importer has announced it will hold a fundraising auction and charit ...