Chianti Regions | WYPR

Chianti Regions

Nov 29, 2017

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The name Chianti comes from the Chianti region in central Tuscany. Al and Hugh give some picks from the many subregions. 

The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * decent wine   ** very good wine   ***superb wine   ****elite

Ducetto Chianti DOCG '14  **  $

Delicious entry level Chianti, bittersweet fruit spot-on for the type VALUE

Rodáno Chianti Classico '13  **1/2  $

A very serious Chianti, complex with autumnal flavors and aroma

Rodáno Chianti Classico "Vigna Viacosta" '10  *** $$

Age worthy, intense sangiovese,  brilliant wine

San Giovanini "Novantasette"  Chianti Colli Fiorentino Riserva '13 ***  $$

Opens up to be complex but not over-powering, very lovely wine

Titolato Strozzi Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG '13  **1/2  $  VALUE

Graceful, medium bodied, elegant, fruity flavors

Celliere Chianti Colli Senesi '13 ** $

Soft, smooth Chianti with lightness, but deep fruit