The Chianti wine is light, aromatic, very fruity... they are the perfect soundtrack, ethylicly speaking, to live life and be loved. These wines come from the Tuscany region of undeniable beauty which provides the frame for contemporary classics as Stealing Beauty or Under the Tuscan Sun.
Diane Lane and Liv Tyler abandon themselves to love and good Italian wine in one hundred and twenty minutes of two films that can only show a small part of this wine region of Italy comprising provinces like Florence, Pisa, Siena, Arezzo, Pistoia, Prato and Rufina. Although these wines production was originally concentrated in the area of Siena, today there are eight sub regions in which it is produced.
Sangiovese is the predominant grape variety, which must represent at least three quarters of the Chianti’s composition in order to be considered as such, although there are many good options which go for the 100% as is the case of Frescobaldi Montessori Chianti Rufina Riserva 2007. Canaiolo (used in the Castello di Chianti Classico Riserva Querceto 2006), Malvasia and Trebbiano Toscano (Collezione Marchesini Chianti 2008), Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are the grapes that make up the rest of each of these wines, which such good results have given in export.
The low graduation and naive character of Chianti wines set them as easy wines perfect for the general public liking. However, those who like dry, woody and masculine wines should look into other wine regions, which probably will provide them more satisfaction.
Chianti is in the collective memory and remains in our minds when we think about those trips to Italy, not necessarily to Tuscany, where the first option that they propose you in the restaurant is always a Chianti, even though you are in the Piazza Navona in Rome.
While they are perfect wines to accompany a pizza, a plate of pasta al dente or a plate of grilled provolone, they are not recommended for consumption with red or game meat, which require a full-bodied wine.
The best for an Italian-style meal would be to start and finish with Chianti accompanied by a designation of origin espresso at the end. If you have not tried it yet you will like the ruby red color, which sometimes becomes a little deeper, you will fancy its balanced and fine bouquet that is sometimes perceived a little fruitier and you will get surprised to find some slight hints of nuts, usually almonds.
One of the greatest Tuscany wines.
A very savory Chianti, very affordable.