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Tuscany, Italy: Chianti Wine and Crete Senesi Regions


I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti - "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)


André Rieu - Chianti Song


WSET 3 Minute Wine School - Chianti, presented by Jancis Robinson MW

A Chianti wine is any wine produced in the Chianti region, in central Tuscany, Italy. It was historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called a fiasco. However, the fiasco is only used by a few makers of the wine as most Chianti is now bottled in more standard shaped wine bottles. Baron Bettino Ricasoli created the Chianti recipe of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia bianca in the middle of the 19th century.
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