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2008 Bella Sera Chianti DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

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Grape Variety: Sangiovese (Nielluccio)

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Chianti wine region

    Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic Italian wines in the world. Although a wine of ancient origin, Chianti has been recognized by its geographical area only since the Middle Ages. The zone was officially demarcated by Cosimo Medici III in the early 18th Century, and the wine’s defining character came about under the craftsmanship of Barone Ricasoli in the late 19th century. Back then, it was made using a wide range of local varieties, including white grapes, and eventually became the Chianti DOC in 1967.

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  • Tuscany DOCG wine region

    Tuscany is home to some of the world's most famous and highly regarded wines. It ranks slightly behind Piedmont and Veneto in terms of the volume and variety of DOCG wine it produces, yet due to the region's history of artistic, intellectual and cu ... more

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