Ever wonder exactly what the designation Chianti actually refers to?
Here’s a great write up.
There are many great grape varieties in Italy but it if I was forced to choose a favorite, it would be Sangiovese. Wines made from the Sangiovese grape are the perfect wines to go with food. The have bright fruit flavors, a hint of violets, and good acidity. The best wine made from the Sangiovese grape is Chianti from Tuscany.
“It’s time for wine—Chianti wine,” was the theme of the Consorzio Vino Chianti tasting held on April 28 in New York City for the trade and media. It has become an annual tradition and this year 46 different wineries were present. I could not wait to go.
The daylong event began with a guided tasting and presentation of the Chianti Riserva 2010, which I attended. Six wines were tasted blind.
Giovanni Busi, president of the Consorzio Vino Chianti and owner of Villa Travignoli, introduced the…
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