Finding the best Chianti wines!
Chianti wines are red wines produced in Tuscany’s Chianti region. The dominant grape used in making Chianti is Sangiovese. When you hear the word “Chianti,” visions of cute bottles of wine based in a straw-like basket may come to mind.
For years the symbol of Italian wine was the straw-covered Chianti flask. Ever since Laborel Melini came up with the bright idea of shipping wine in these flasks, Chianti has been the symbol of Tuscany, and for Italian wine throughout the world.
Simple Chianti is high in acidity and has a fruit flavor similar to cherries, making it a great match with everyday Italian foods like pasta with marinara or other red sauce, chicken cutlets, salami sandwiches (a Tuscan staple), pizza, and any of many other foods. When purchasing this wine, get it as young as possible—usually the vintage will be only two or three years old.
When it comes to looking for a great Chianti wine there is so much to choose from that the choice can sometimes be difficult, even for a wine expert.
Recommendations for the best Chianti wines
1. Da Vinci 2004 DOCG Chianti. This is a juicy, fruity, medium bodied wine recommendation and may just be the best inexpensive Chianti wine available in the world.
2. Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico DOCG 2000. This is a brilliantly intense, ruby-red colored wine which has the enticing aroma of forest fruits. This Chianti wine recommendation has a round and well balanced taste with moderate acidity.
3. Tiziano 2003 Chianti Wine. This is a red wine from Tiziano in Italy and is a truly harmonious wine with the scent of berries and violets which comes from the Sangiovese grapes in it. While the Caniolo grapes in it give this wine recommendation a soft, smooth texture, Tiziano Chianti is a versatile wine and is a great accompaniment to many types of food. It is especially good to have with pasta dishes.
These are three of the best Chianti wines and are certainly a great starting place when it comes to choosing a wine. The price of these wines can vary a lot but, if you know which wines to look for, even some of the cheapest Chianti wines are still great wines.