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Chianti

Pronounced: Key-ant-ee

A region in Tuscany, Italy, comprising 8 different sub-areas. Chianti Classico DOCG is the original centre of the region, surrounded by 7 satellite DOCG regions. The Sangiovese grape is dominant in any blend, sometimes being 100% of the wine. Chianti is characterised by a lively acidity, with flavours of sour cherry and a slightly earthy element (with age).

Chianti comes in 2 versions: basic Chianti is made for early drinking; 'Riserva' is made for ageing and usually needs further ageing after the compulsory 2 years that the wine has before it can be sold to the public.

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