CHIANTI DOCG (ENG)


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Chianti joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification DOCG (denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin) that was released on 30 November 2011.
Being a product DOCG certification requires that the entire production process should be made in the Tuscany region.
The designation of origin and guaranteed Chianti, already recognized DOC August 9, 1967, is reserved for wines Chianti, for the following types; Chianti and Chianti Superiore and the following divisions; Chianti Arezzo Hills, Chianti Fiorentini Hills, Chianti Senesi Hills, Chianti Pisan Hills, Chianti Montalbano, Montespertoli Chianti and Chianti Rufina.
The production area of ​​the grapes used to produce wine Chianti DOCG includes all or part of the provinces of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa, Pistoia and Prato.
Types admitted, that when released for consumption must have the following characteristics, are:
Chianti
– Color: bright ruby ​​to garnet with aging;
– Smell: intensely winy, sometimes with a bouquet of violet and a more pronounced character of finesse in the aging phase;
– Taste: balanced, fruity, slightly tannic, which is refined over time to the soft velvet;
– Minimum alcohol 11.50%, if the Riserva 12%.
Chianti Superiore
– Color: bright ruby ​​to garnet with aging;
– Smell: intensely winy, sometimes with a bouquet of violet and a more pronounced character of finesse in the aging phase;
– Taste: balanced, fruity, slightly tannic, which is refined over time to the soft velvet;
– Minimum alcohol content: 12%.
Chianti with reference to subzone Aretini Hills
– Color: bright ruby ​​to garnet with aging;
– Smell: intensely winy, sometimes with a bouquet of violet and a more pronounced character of finesse in the aging phase;
– Taste: balanced, fruity, slightly tannic, which is refined over time to the soft velvet;
– Minimum alcohol content: 11,50%, if the Riserva 12.50%.
Chianti with reference to subzone Fiorentini Hills
– Color: bright ruby ​​to garnet with aging;
– Smell: intensely winy, sometimes with a bouquet of violet and a more pronounced character of finesse in the aging phase;
– Taste: balanced, fruity, slightly tannic, which is refined over time to the soft velvet;
– Minimum alcohol content: 12%, if the Riserva 12.50%.
Chianti with reference to subzone Senesi Hills
– Color: bright ruby ​​to garnet with aging;
– Smell: intensely winy, sometimes with a bouquet of violet and a more pronounced character of finesse in the aging phase;
– Taste: balanced, fruity, slightly tannic, which is refined over time to the soft velvet;
– Minimum alcohol content: 12%, if the Riserva 13%.
Chianti with reference to subzone Pisani Hills
– Color: bright ruby ​​to garnet with aging;
– Smell: intensely winy, sometimes with a bouquet of violet and a more pronounced character of finesse in the aging phase;
– Taste: balanced, fruity, slightly tannic, which is refined over time to the soft velvet;
– Minimum alcohol content: 11,50%, if the Riserva 12.50%.
Chianti with reference to subzone Montalbano
– Color: bright ruby ​​to garnet with aging;
– Smell: intensely winy, sometimes with a bouquet of violet and a more pronounced character of finesse in the aging phase;
– Taste: balanced, fruity, slightly tannic, which is refined over time to the soft velvet;
– Minimum alcohol content: 11,50%, if the Riserva 12.50%.
Chianti with reference to subzone Montespertoli
– Color: bright ruby ​​to garnet with aging;
– Smell: intensely winy, sometimes with a bouquet of violet and a more pronounced character of finesse in the aging phase;
– Taste: balanced, fruity, slightly tannic, which is refined over time to the soft velvet;
– Minimum alcohol content: 12%.
Chianti with reference to subzone Rufina
– Color: bright ruby ​​to garnet with aging;
– Smell: intensely winy, sometimes with a bouquet of violet and a more pronounced character of finesse in the aging phase;
– Taste: balanced, fruity, slightly tannic, which is refined over time to the soft velvet;
– Minimum alcohol content: 12%.
Grapes:
– Sangiovese 70-100%;
– Other varieties suitable for cultivation in the region of Tuscany;
– The white grape varieties can not, individually or jointly, exceed the maximum limit of 10%;
– The Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, can not, individually or jointly, exceed the maximum limit of 15%.
Serving temperature: around 18 ° C – 20 ° C.
Serving suggestions: first Tuscan dishes of meat, roasts and game, mature cheeses.

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