The Districts of Chianti

2 thoughts on “The Districts of Chianti”

  1. Historically, the non Chianti Classico denominations all derive from the bottlers in the early part of the last century who slapped the word Chianti on whatever they made in (roughly) central Tuscany because it helped sales. I would argue that for some of the areas, being called Chianti is actually a hinderance. Rufina, for example, has more than enough quality and character to stand on its own without the word Chianti. The colline pisane, on the other hand, should never have been called Chianti in the first place — they’re far removed from the true Chianti production area, and the wines are quite different.

    1. Kyle:

      Thanks for your comment. You certainly bring up a good point on the use of the word Chianti. Not only does Rufina have a lot of quality wine that can stand on its own, but as i mentioned, the Chianti Montalbano wines are not as complete as the examples of Carmignano produced in that zone. Though there at least, the term Chianti does help one understand this wine is not Carmignano and can be enjoyed sooner.

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