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dry red Italian table wine from the Chianti region of Tuscany

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98 a bottle in Asda, Cortebella Chianti Riserva 2009 is a decent mix of dark cherry with a touch of spice that earned an International Wine Challenge bronze.
Asda's Wine Selection Chianti 2012 is poles apart from the Sasso Al Poggio in style and price.
I read the other day how there are the beginnings of a wee bit of a backlash against 'international' varieties in Chianti.
Despite the introduction of the French-inspired DOC system in the 1960s, the reputation of Chianti continued to suffer.
Then, in 1984, Chianti as a whole was upgraded from DOC to DOCG status, and in 1996, Chianti Classico got its own DOCG, alongside the standard Chianti DOCG.
Besides their Chiantis, wineries sometimes sell other wines, grappa, vinsanto, extra-virgin olive oil, aged vinegar, honey, and even ham, salami, cheese,.
If so, they must be even happier these days: 1984 legislation imposed strict new standards on the production and quality of the region's Chianti wines,
16, 1995--Wine World Estates announced Monday that it has been appointed the importer for Castello di Gabbiano, one of the leading brands of Chianti in the United States.
Castello di Gabbiano is situated in the center of the Chianti Classico region not far from Florence, Italy.
GAP Wines on Belfast's Antrim Road has the single estate 100 per cent sangiovese Sovestro Chianti Colli Senesi, right, which ticks all the boxes at just pounds 6.
FOR pure sangiovese try La Pieve Fortebraccio Chianti at pounds 10.
Without doubt, Italy's most famous red wine is Chianti.
Basic Chianti is an early-drinking, tangy mouthful, whereas the Classico Riserva styles receive some wood-ageing to give more refinement.
Chianti Classico features the Italian grape sangiovese and its trademark is a black cockerel.
Now they make organic Casaloste Chianti Classico, olive oil and run holiday rents from their 13th century home at Panzano in Chianti (0039 0558 52725, www.