The great red wines of Tuscany can be broadly separated into two very distinct categories. The first consists of the traditional Sangiovese based reds from the renowned village of Chianti. The second are known as the Super Tuscans, these are renegade wines which have been made outside of the traditional laws and practices of the region and focus more heavily upon the Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.Read More
We've opted for the more traditional of the two styles for this case and gone with a fine Chianti Classico. The village of Chianti is actually split into seven different sub regions which controversially all gained coveted DOCG status, which is reserved for the highest quality Italian wines. This is controversial because there is a vast difference in the quality of the wines produced between the sub regions with the wines of Chianti Classico being of a higher pedigree than the rest. To set themselves apart from their lesser cousin producers, Chianti Classico are permitted to inclue the insignia of a black rooster on their bottles.