Chianti D.O.C.G. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita)
Sangiovese, Canaiolo and other native grapes. A grape-variety grows on hills dating back to the Pliocene Era.
Color: Bright red tending to garnet with age.
Bouquet: Intense and fruity.
Flavor:Austere, full-bodied, tasty and slightly tannic, refining to smooth and velvety with time.
A Wine of ancient origins, the territories of which were extended in 1716 by the Grand Ducal Proclamation to beyond the hills, known as Chianti. Chianti is a wine with ancient origins, but it was only in Medieval times that Chianti Wine began to be identified. Chianti wine is mentioned by a trader, Francesco Datino of Prato (1393-1410), in his mercantile letters. Following the intensification of commerce and exportation in the 1600's this wine became internationally famous. The grapes used to make this wine are grown in vineyards which produce 7.000 kg of grapes per hectare and are cultivated using the Guillot method.