Chianti Wine - Features of Italian Wine
Chianti wine is a dry red wine produced only in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. It is known for its strict production standards and protected designation of origin.
Chianti must consist of at least 70% Sangiovese grapes, with the remaining blend composed of complementary red grape varieties. The production of true Chianti wine involves strict guidelines, including exclusive hillside grape cultivation, no artificial growth stimulation, and only watering as care. The wines are fermented and aged for a minimum of one year, resulting in a rich tannin wine with an alcohol content ranging from 11% to 14%. The taste is characterized by cherry notes with a touch of spice and additional undertones of dried herbs, jasmine, violet, red fruits, and tobacco.
Chianti wine pairs well with red meats, fatty fish, and vegetable dishes, as well as cheeses, fruits, and sweet dishes. It is best served at a temperature of 15-17°C and should be oxygenated before tasting. The price of Chianti wine varies depending on the year of aging, with mature wines being more expensive.
- Strict production guidelines
- Minimum 70% Sangiovese grapes
- Rich tannin wine
- Alcohol content ranging from 11% to 14%
- Cherry notes with a touch of spice
- Additonal undertones of dried herbs, jasmine, violet, red fruits, and tobacco
- Pairs well with red meats, fatty fish, and vegetable dishes
- Best served at a temperature of 15-17°C
- Price varies depending on the year of aging
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