Chianti, produced in Central Tuscany, is surely Italy's bestknown wine.
Grapes:. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and other red grape varietals.
Vinification: brief maceration with temperature controlled fermentation.
Finishing: no special finishing is required, as the wine is usually ready for consumption at bottling, which takes place the spring after harvest.
Color: ruby red.
Bouquet: fruity, becoming more refined and complex after one year.
Flavor: smooth, medium-bodied, and very approachable.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C, 61-64°F.
Gastronomy: in the Tuscan tradition, this wine is enjoyed as an everyday wine, both young and aged, at room temperature as well as slightly chilled, and with any type of dish.