Description of Chianti wine
Chianti is a red strong and bold wine from the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. As a type of wine it was identified in the 13th century. Traditionally it is the basket-bottle wine, served on a red checked tablecloth. In modern days it usually comes in a standard glass bottle, and a basket is only used as a tourist trick. Historically, the basket helped the bottle to be transported safely. The original Chianti includes a “Black Rooster” emblem.
History of Chianti wine
Red Sangiovese, Canaiolo and white Trebbiano, Malvasia grapes are used. From 1932 there are seven Chianti zones, defined by the Dalmasso Commission: Chianti Classico, Chianti Montalbano, Chianti Colli Fiorentini (Florentine hills), Chianti Rufini, Colli, Senesi (Siena hills), Colline Pisane (Pisan hills), Colli Aretini (Arezzo hills). But it is much better to trust a winery, not a region because same region could include inferior vineyards.
How it is served?
This kind of wine is served from a red wine glass with well-seasoned foods. Chianti is called a “fruity” wine and usually has its typical flavours of plum, cherry, strawberry, almonds, vanilla, spice, tobacco and coffee.