Italian Wine - Chianti DOCG
Chianti is a world famous wine from central Tuscany. It lies in the provinces of Florence and Siena, and includes parts of Pisa, Arezzo, Pistoia and Lawn.
In addition to the general Chianti DOCG, Chianti has 8 sub-divisions. Chianti Classico, which includes the area defined as Chianti dating back to the 12th century, is the oldest and most famous of these divisions. Subdivisions added in 1932 are Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Chianti Colli Senesi, Chianti Pisan Hills, Chianti Montalbano and Chianti Rufina. Chianti Montespertoli was added in 1996.
By law, wines from the Chianti DOCG must be at least 75% Sangiovese. It may contain up to 10% Canaiolo, up to 10% (total) of the white grapes Trebbiano and/or Malvasia, and up to 10% other red grapes grown in the Chianti region.