A Beginner’s Guide to Chianti and Chianti Classico

If you’re like me, you have probably had Chianti with just about any meal and you can even enjoy the less expensive ones as a guzzler.  There is no challenge that Chianti does not live up to.

There was a time when Chianti could have been looked at as simply a pizza and pasta wine, but not any more.

I recently came across this article in my favorite wine publication, Wine Enthusiast, and thought I would share it with you just before I head out to the liquor store.  Hopefully, I can get my hands on a few of the five recommendations below that Lauren Mowbery provides within the article.  Regardless I will find some Chianti which you will here about in our next issue.  If you want to read about my latest samplings click here

Lauren’s recommendations are below:  Five Chiantis to Try

  1. Selvapiana 2015 Chianti Rufina; 92 points, $19.
  2. Volpaia 2015 Chianti Classico; 92 points, $21.
  3. Castello dei Rampolla 2015 Chianti Classico; 92 points, $38.
  4. Bindi Sergardi 2016 Al Canapo (Chianti Colli Senesi); 89 points, $15.
  5. Dianella 2015 Riserva (Chianti); 89 points, $28.

Whether you decided to read first or after you pour yourself a glass, here it is…

BY LAUREN MOWERY  A Beginner’s Guide to Chianti and Chianti Classico | Wine Enthusiast Magazine (winemag.com)