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Chianti in Tuscany is Italy’s most famous wine region, making mainly reds from the Sangiovese grape. With a climate similar to Bordeaux it was natural Tuscany became a table-red producer to the world. But these days ‘Chianti’ is unlikely to mean a rustic basket wine (fiaschi) and probably refers to a respectable and classic Italian red - dry with medium-body, bright spicy fruit and Sangiovese’s lovely acidity. Superb top wines and Riservas often come from Chianti Classico - the traditional heart of Chianti - with seven other notable villages like Rufina that add their local name to the label (‘Chianti Rufina’). But even bare Chianti labels from a good source can be delicious and versatile accompaniments to food.

Chianti

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  1. 2014 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

    2014 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

    91 Points James Suckling
    'Buy by the case' says Italian expert Antonio Galloni. This is what top Chianti Classico should taste like. Capturing the effortless depth and sophistication of Tuscan Sangiovese, this wonderful ...
    Elsewhere up to $46.99 Save $7 $39.99 a bottle
  2. 2014 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

    2014 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

    90 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
    This is what top Chianti Classico should taste like and the little secret is that all the 2014 Reserva, Rancia and Fontalloro went into this wine- its a stonker! Capturing the effortless depth ...
    Elsewhere up to $46.99 Save $7 $39.99 a bottle
  3. 2013 Fontodi Chianti Classico

    2013 Fontodi Chianti Classico

    93 Points Wine Enthusiast
    A wonderfully complete and compelling Chianti from one of the region's top producers. It dishes up the expressive brightness of the Classico genre but also has mineral and textural and meat on ...
    Elsewhere up to $54.99 Save $5 $49.99 a bottle
  4. 2012 Felsina Fontalloro

    2012 Felsina Fontalloro

    94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    Felsina's Fontalloro is 100% Sangiovese but is labelled a 'Super Tuscan' because some of its wonderful old vines are outside Chianti Classico. A deliciously elegant yet plush expression, the ...
    Elsewhere up to $94.00 Save $9 $85.00 a bottle
  5. 2013 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico

    2013 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico

    98 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
    A huge and charismatic expression of Chianti, this plush and 'dramatic' wine is a 100% Sangiovese this year. Accredited with the new 'Gran Selezione' rating, this is a prime cellar proposition ...
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  6. 2013 Fontodi Flaccianello

    2013 Fontodi Flaccianello

    97 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    A "superstar of Italian oenology" (Robert Parker), this is one of the most highly-rated of all Super Tuscans. Although 100% Sangiovese it is dark and full, with elegant opulence and a deeply ...
    Elsewhere up to $150.00 Save $15 $135.00 a bottle

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