How to use Chianti in a sentence

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  • In central Italy the best growths are those of Chianti, Pomino, Montalcino, Carmignano and Montepulciano.

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  • The wines of Chianti, near Siena, are often described as being of the claret type, but actually they are somewhat similar to the growths of Beaujolais.

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  • Riesling, Hermitage, Sauternes, Chianti, &c., in accordance with the district of origin of the vine.

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  • Who wants pie and chips and beer when you can have liver, fava beans and a nice Chianti?

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  • Siena is located in the heart of the olive groves and vineyards of the Chianti countryside.

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  • This walk takes you from Volterra through the Chianti vineyards and San Gimignano to the Sienese hills and magnificent Siena itself.

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  • The Tuscany region of Italy is known for its beautiful landscapes, famous wines including Chianti, and art.

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  • Present in Super Tuscans and Chianti, is often characterized by its flavors of blueberry, violets, and thyme.

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  • Sangiovese is mostly known as the Chianti varietal, and if this fresh and fruity wine was from the Chianti DOCG then it would be called Chianti.

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  • Instead, it's from various vineyards around the Tuscan region and it stacks up well to any true Chianti, perhaps better than some.

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  • Some of my favorite picnics have been on cross-country skiing jaunts with friends into the snowy woods, sharing sandwiches and passing the bota bag of Chianti around.

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  • When visiting Italian wine country, touring through a few Chianti wineries is a must.

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  • The Chianti wine region finds its home in the center of Tuscany, just south of Florence.

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  • Chianti is actually one of the oldest wine producing areas in the world.

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  • Chianti wines were a well respected, fine wine around the world up until about the mid 1950's.

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  • Chianti was not recognized as a DOC in Italy until the late 1960's.

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  • Without having the strict regulations of the DOC to follow, vintners began a mass production of Chianti to be exported around the world, which sullied the good reputation it had built over centuries.

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  • Since vintners had no regulations they had to follow, they basically chose whatever grape blend they wanted for their Chianti.

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  • Soon, people began associating Chianti with bad wine in a straw bottle.

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  • This, thankfully for wine drinkers and serious vintners of Chianti, changed when the region was recognized by the DOC in 1967.

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  • With its newly-minted DOC designation, vintners had to follow a strict blending of the grapes they used in order to label their wine Chianti.

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  • The recipe for the wine and the percentages of specific grape blends was almost identical to the fantastic Chianti's produced in the region years ago.

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  • Gone were the lackluster Chianti's of the 1950's and 1960's and good Chianti began making its comeback as a well respected, well balanced wine.

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  • For a wine labeled Chianti Classico, it must first, come from this region.

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  • Chianti Classico bottles must contain a minimum of 12 percent alcohol by volume and Riserva bottles must contain a minimum of 12.5 percent alcohol.

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  • Now that you have a little bit of history on Chianti wine, here is some more information about Chianti wineries to help you plan your next Chianti wine tour.

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  • The Chianti region in Italy makes some of the finest wines in the world.

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  • Explore Chianti wine proudly (minus the straw covered bottle, because although it's still produced, the wine is still dull and a bit lifeless), despite what any wine snob's opinion is on the wine.

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  • Most people who even remotely considered themselves "connoisseurs" have already explored these wines themselves and know that there is so much more to Chianti then it's bad reputation of the 1950's and 1960's.

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  • If you love Italian wines or are just beginning to appreciate them, Chianti is a must have.

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  • When people think of Italian wine, Chianti is the wine that most commonly comes to mind.

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  • Along with Chianti, Italian winemakers produce red and white wines throughout the country, with major wine regions in Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Umbria, Vento, Emilia Romagna, and Alto-Adige.

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  • Also traditional to the region are Sangiovese grapes used to make Chianti, Chianti Classico, and Sangiovese varietals, as well as Trebbiano.

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  • Your local wine shop should be able to get you some Barolo, Barbaresco or Chianti.

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