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Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico

In Tuscany, Chianti Classico covers a vast area where millions of DOC & DOCG wine cases are produced each year.

There are several theories about the origin of the name: according to some testimonies it could derive from the Latin term "clangor" (noise), to remember the noise of hunting, according to other versions the name derives from the Etruscan "clante", name of Etruscan families. What is certain is that Chianti is identified in a specific area of wine production that dates back to the thirteenth century, and refers to the Lega del Chianti, established in Florence.

Chianti Classico DOCG wines are of a limpid ruby red colour. They have cherry and floral notes and are medium-bodied with higher levels of acidity.

These wines pair well with typical Italian specialties, such as pizza, Pecorino cheese, lasagna, Tuscan-style sausages and Florentine steak.

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Since 1990 the Gioffreda family has invested energy and passion into Casa al Vento, in the area of Gaiole in Chianti (Siena), in order to give the property its former prestige.

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