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  Chianti, territory of Tuscany and home of Chianti Classico wine
Geographical Chianti is a triangular territory whose boundaries are defined by the Arno Valley, between Florence and Siena, by the road that joins Arezzo to Siena, and by the Florence-Siena highway.
Chianti wine is ruby-red in colour, tending to burgundy with age, with a harmonious taste, dry and fruity, slightly tannic, with an intensely vine-based scent accompanied by its characteristic perfume of violets.
The 70,000 hectares of the Chianti Classico region include the districts of Barberino Val d'Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Colle Val d'Elsa, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Impruneta, Monteriggioni, Radda in Chianti, San Gimignano, and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.
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 Chianti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the 1970s, producers started to reduce the quantity of white grapes in Chianti and eventually from 1995 it is legal to produce a Chianti with 100% sangiovese, or at least without the white grapes.
Chianti is not the only traditional wine made in Tuscany, and there are also new wines, based on sangiovese (i.e.: Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano etc.) and some popular French grapes that are usually dubbed "Super Tuscans".
Due to the wine's relative cheapness, its easy-drinking qualities, and the frequent use of the empty fiasco as a candleholder, Chianti is very strongly identified with Italian American cuisine, especially the "red sauce" variety pioneered by southern Italian immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chianti   (631 words)

 Gallo Nero the Black Rooster emblem of Chianti Classico wine
The Chianti wine-producing area was delimited in 1932 by ministerial decree and the boundaries have remained unchanged since then.
The decree described the district where Chianti Classico is produced as the "the oldest zone of origin", thereby recognizing its primacy and according it a special identity.
The Chianti Classico climate is of a continental type, with relatively low temperatures in winter (4-5 degrees C. or 39-41 degrees F.) and dry, hot summers in which it is not rare for the mercury to rise as high as 35 degrees (95).
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 Chianti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Gallo Nero and Chianti Classico producers believed that the Chianti Putto and the Chianti producers were trading, using a place name that was not in their territory, and that the quality of their wines were so low that it sullied the image of the word Chianti, which they shared as a calling card.
Chianti Colli Senesi producers who reside either in the Montalcino zone, where Brunello is the top tier red, or in the Montepulciano zone, where Vino Nobile is the top tier red, had used the Chianti Colli Senesi category as a means to sell a lower tiered product.
If one is married to the ancient word Chianti, one must also bear the consequences of an image sullied by decades of abuse, of an atmosphere polluted by decades, if not centuries, of infighting, and by the unethical practices of a few that ruin the game for many.
www.beveragebusiness.com /bbcontent/art-arch/nesto0302.html   (3225 words)

 ItalianMade.com - WINES: Chianti DOCG
Chianti is a wine of extremely ancient origin but it was only in the Middle Ages that it began to be identified by the name of the geographical area in which it was produced.
In the same period, the name Chianti was often applied to a certain vin vermiglio (vermilion wine) and a vin de Firenze (wine of Florence) and not to the wine of Chianti as the term is commonly understood today.
Chianti's early success was due in great part to the strict enforcement of the regulations of the League of Chianti.
www.italianmade.com /wines/DOC10009.cfm   (412 words)

 Chianti...Remembrance of Wines Past
The finest riservas generally come from the Chianti Classico district; however, in the Chianti Putto, the riservas from Chianti Montalbano and Chianti Rufina (not to be confused with Ruffino) also have fine reputations.
These wines were: the 1997 Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti, the 1996 Castellare Chianti Classico, and the 1994 Montellori Chianti, "Vigne del Moro." For more information on these wines, you can call Winebow (201) 445-0620 or visit their website www.winebow.com.
Technically this is not a Chianti, but I've included it as an example of the new style of Sangiovese from the maker of some of the greatest super Tuscans.
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 chianti wine
Chianti varies with how and where the grapes are grown, the percentages of the different varieties of grapes used, the method of vinification, and the method of aging, including the type of oak used, the size of the barrels, and their age.
Until the late 1970s, the image of Chianti in the United States was that of a cheap wine in a fiasco, the squat straw covered bottle ubiquitous on checkered tablecloths in low-budget trattorias.
The sub zone of Chianti Rufina (not to be confused with Ruffino, a large Chianti producer) is generally considered superior to the previous sub zones and the equal of Chianti Classico.
www.samcooks.com /savor/chianti.htm   (1571 words)

 Chianti: Not a basket case anymore
Although several Chianti producers still wrap their bottles in basketry, the makers of high-end Chianti are running as fast as they can from any such association.
Chianti Classico is a consortium of vineyards in the classic Chianti region of Tuscany between Florence and Siena.
Chianti definitely is not a stand-alone quaffable wine, although Chianti Classico producers certainly would love to branch out in that direction.
www.azcentral.com /home/wine/articles/0523chianti0523.html   (715 words)

 Chianti DOCG Definition in the Wine Dictionary at Epicurious.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Chianti is one of only a small number of DOCG areas in Italy and one of five (along with
Chianti wines are made from four grape varieties-
Chianti is also a generic name used for ordinary, inexpensive red wine made outside of Italy in countries like the Argentina and the United States.
www.epicurious.com /drinking/wine_dictionary/entry?id=5890   (429 words)

 Poderi Val Verde, Tuscany Villias in Chianti
Chianti wine experienced a major decline at the end of the 18th century, as did Italy itself but enjoyed a resurgence due largely to the efforts of Bettino Ricasoli.
Chianti Classico, the top designation of wines (represented by the label's proud fl rooster or Gallo Nero), is only granted to those vintners that produce their wines under restricted conditions and are from that area which is designated as "Chianti Classico".
Castellina in Chianti has Etruscan beginnings and is a mildly fortified hill town with a spectacular view over three valleys to the north, east and west.
www.chiantivilla.com /chaintiregion.htm   (1095 words)

 Chianti Tuscany vacation rentals Greve in Chianti accommodations in Chianti Tuscany vacation villas Tuscany holiday ...
Greve in Chianti is the market town of the Chianti Classico wine zone of Tuscany which consists of a large part of the hilly territory between Florence and Sienna.
Chianti provides opportunities for a unique style of vacation where you can find a relaxing place to stay in one of the many beautifully restored farmhouses of the area and yet still be within easy reach of the art cities such as Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa.
Greve in Chianti, which is named after the river that runs through it, is the chief town of the Chianti Classico wine zone, home to Chianti's largest wine fair, held every September.
www.greve-in-chianti.com   (477 words)

 Chianti - a brief history of the wines of Chianti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As late as the 1960's there was still a Chianti bianco and even the DOC laws of 1967 allowed for 30% of white grapes in the red wine.
This led to the rise of the so-called 'Super-Tuscans', wines made from the same grapes and the same vineyards as traditional Chianti, yet made in a way and using blends that 'flouted' regulations, and led them to be labelled as table-wines.
There is a re-assessment of Chianti under way; ever higher standards coupled with some wonderful vintages are allowing the very best wines to walk tall, and many recent tastings have commented on the wonderful ageing potential of top Chianti.
www.knowital.com /chianti/html/chianti_history.html   (514 words)

 CHIANTI RUFINA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Chianti Rufina remains in the shadow of Chianti.
Chianti Rufina bottles may not be sold to the public before the summer after the harvest.
His 1999 Chianti Rufina, composed of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Colorino, was densly colored with thick, ripe tannins on the palate.
www.beveragebusiness.com /bbcontent/art-arch/mmnesto0401.html   (3416 words)

 Chianti Wine Information
Chianti was first identified as a type in the 13th century.
Chianti is a red wine, strong and bold.
Chianti should be served at 59F and is good for up to 10 years, for a good variety.
www.wineintro.com /types/chianti.html   (305 words)

CHIANTI is a collaborative project involving researchers based at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL, Washington DC, USA), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL, UK), the University College London (UCL, UK), the University of Cambridge (UK), the George Mason Univerity (GMU, USA) and the University of Florence (Italy).
CHIANTI is a package, in the sense that database and progams are to be used together.
The CHIANTI routines are organised in a tree structure.
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Foaled in 1964, the leopard appaloosa Chianti was imported to the United States from the Falabella Farm of Argentina for use at the Regina Winery in California in the early 1970s.
Chianti was also the sire of the first mini foal born to the Winery herd.
Chianti's show ring wins were overshadowed only by his abilities as a sire.
www.littleamericaminis.com /historical_stallions/chianti.htm   (422 words)

 Essential Wine Guide at Epicurious.com
Chianti is the only Italian appellation that is a household word, though it didn't necessarily earn that distinction for the right reasons.
All other nearby producers were allowed to label their wines simply Chianti, though a few producing areas were permitted the dignity of attaching their names to the title (the town of Rufina, for instance, bottles Chianti Rufina).
As it continues to evolve in response to the modern taste for richer, fruit-forward wines, Chianti is an ancient region with a bright future.
www.epicurious.com /drinking/wine/ewg/chianti   (734 words)

 Chianti - Rogue Valley Roses
Chianti is aptly named, the darkest of purplish crimsons, with a bit of fire glowing through at the center.
It is one of the earliest David Austin roses (1965) that showed the world the potential of returning to the old roses (The Gallica Tuscany is in the lineage of Chianti) in order to strike out in new directions of rose breeding.
In the style of many antiques, Chianti throws up thirty or more canes which go up four or five feet and then arch widely out in all directions in a tidy way.
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 Wine - Chianti
The Chianti Classico is the territory in the center of Tuscany between the two cities of Florence and Siena.
This area includes the entire municipalities of Castellina, Gaiole, Greve and Radda in Chianti, and a part of Barberino Val d’Elsa, Castlenuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, San Casciano and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, for a total of 70.000 hectares (a hectare is 2.47 acres).
Ever since the foundation its guarantee label distinguishes the bottles of the Chianti Classico produced by the members and the "Gallo Nero", the fl cockerel, the historic symbol of the military league of the Chianti, active on this territory since the XIV century.
www.turismoverde.com /english/culture/wine.htm   (304 words)

 The CHIANTI atomic database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
CHIANTI version 4.0 includes proton excitation rates for most of the ions in the database, and has a fl-body treatment of photoexcitation and stimulated emission.
The second paper in the CHIANTI series has been submitted to Astronomy and Astrophysics, and in it we perform a detailed comparison of theoretical line intensities predicted from the CHIANTI atomic data with the observed intensities contained in the SERTS-89 active region spectrum.
CHIANTI can also be easily adapted to run on Windows machines (Joan Schmelz, U. Memphis, has already demonstrated this) and we hope to have this incorporated into the next release.
www.chianti.rl.ac.uk /news.html   (3143 words)

 Hotel Chianti, Hotels Chianti, Welcome, Chianti, Hospitality Chianti, Lodge Chianti, Lodges Chianti, Lodging Chianti, ...
The Chianti region stretches on a large country area going from Florence to Siena and delimited by rivers Arno, Elsa, Ombrone and Arbia.
The most famous one, the Chianti Classico, is produced near Siena, in the districts of Castellina, Gaiole, Radda, Castelnuovo Berardenga and Poggibonsi.
The Chianti is "world apart", an earthly paradise known and celebrated all over the world.
www.emmeti.it /Welcome/Toscana/Chianti/index.uk.html   (218 words)

 Hotels, B&B, Farm Holiday, Apartments in chianti Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Immersed in the superb panorama of the Chianti Classico area, 20 Km from Siena, the Bed and Breakfast Villa di Sotto is a beautiful XIX-century farmhouse surrounded by villages and castles, vineyards and olive groves.
Palazzo Malaspina is located in San Donato in Poggio, a small medieval town nestled among vineyards and olive groves in the heart of the famed Chianti Classico district, halfway between the cities of Siena and Florence.
of Chianti Classico, Fattoria Montignana rises among the hills between San Casciano Val di Pesa and Greve in Chianti.
www.bbplanet.it /st_en.asp?localita=CHIANTI&p=3   (543 words)

 Chianti's much improved red wines gives reason to take another sip from this stellar region.
The Chianti region stretches from north of Florence down to the border of Umbria, and from as far west as Livorno and Pisa on the coast east of Arezzo.
The best match for Chianti wines is typical Tuscan fare, which for the most part is quite hearty and straightforward.
Chianti also exhibits the right amount of fruit and acidity to stand up to creamy, cheesed-based pasta, risotto or generous blocks of Pecorino Toscano or Parmigiano-Reggiano.
starchefs.com /wine/features/html/chianti_reconsidered.shtml   (657 words)

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