How is Chianti wine


Chianti is a red wine from Tuscany made mainly from the Sangiovese grape is created. Chianti used to be synonymous with Italian wine, and it was traditionally sold in straw-braided bottles.The "fiasco" (Plural: "fiaschi ", pronounced “fiaski”), was a symbol that aroused nostalgia and today stands for an Italy that has almost disappeared. The famous demijohn, the bulbous bottle braided with straw, used to be used exclusively for Italian wine Chianti used, the wine that is still synonymous today with Italian wine.Doesn't the older one of the readers get a warm heart when they read the following stanzas of the famous Chianti song?"Yes, yes, the Chianti wine,
he invites us all!
So let's be happy
and enjoy life
with the golden Chianti wine!
Yes, yes the Chianti wine,
no one tells us no
so pour the glasses,
the world should be ours
with Chianti wine! "
Shouldn't you then longingly think back to your holidays in Italy in the 1950s and 1960s?
The Colline del Chianti (Chianti Hills) are a mountain range about 20 km long between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo. From a historical point of view, the area of ​​the municipalities is called Chianti Gaiole, Radda and Castellina. The entire Chianti area is now officially divided into eight sub-areas, which were arbitrarily determined by municipal boundaries and sometimes contain very different conditions for the grapes.

- Chianti Classico
- Chianti Aretini (around Arezzo)
- Chianti Colli Fiorentini (around Florence)
- Chianti Colline Pisane (around Pisa)
- Chianti Colli Senesi (around Siena)
- Chianti Montalbano (around Carmignano)
- Chianti Montespertoli
- Chianti Rufina (around Pontassieve)

The Gallo Nero (= "Black Rooster") is the hallmark of Chianti Classico wines.
On September 24, 1716, the Grand Duke left Florence Cosimo III de 'Medici set the limits for the production of Chianti, in anticipation of the current system of "Denominazione di Origine Controllata" (controlled designation of origin).
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In 1932 the Italian government decided to expand the areas of Chianti production on a large scale. This new Chianti was divided into seven production areas: Classico (essentially the area of ​​the old Chianti), Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentini, Colline Pisane, Colline Senesi, Montalbano and Rùfina. In 1967 there was another expansion through the area of Montespertoli. If the wine comes from the actual Chianti region between Florence and Siena, it can be Chianti Classico or Chianti Classico Riserva (in the latter case it must have been stored for at least 2 years.) Chianti is stored in oak barrels and only certain grape varieties are allowed to be mixed. The largest share always has the Sangiovese-Grape (at least 80%). Throughout the 18th century, the Chianti was exclusively used for Sangiovese-Grapes. It was not until the first years of the 19th century that other grape varieties began to be added. Established in 1841 Bettino Ricasoli after systematic blending tests the optimal mixing ratio for the Chianti: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Cannaiolo, 15% Malvasia. This mixture, which over time also became a white grape variety (Trebbiano) is also used today, but not exclusively, to make Chianti. The majority of manufacturers today only use either Sangiovese or Sangiovese with small admixtures of Merlot and or Cabernet Sauvignon.The designation Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) for Chianti was approved by decree on August 9, 1967.