Chianti Classico is a red wine with a refined expression of cherry, plums, and blackberry, with hints of spices and cedar in the background. Elegant, rich, and lively attack, lovely flavors of black berries and red fruits, mellow tannins, and a long spicy finish.
Toscana wine region around Florence in central Italy is home to the Chianti region, which is famous for Sangiovese-based red wines. Super Tuscan wines also helped the region to gain international recognition for outstanding quality wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Trebbiano is also grown for the production of white wines.
Moderate Mediterranean climate
The soils in Toscana are formed from Pliocene and Pleistocene marine sediments, and from Quaternary alluvial and lacustrine deposits. The region is quite hilly, progressing inward to the Apennine Mountains. Here, many vineyards are planted on the higher elevations of the hillsides to benefit from a cooler weather. The soils composition lie mostly on clay, with a great level of nutrients and organic matter.