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 (kē-än′tē, -ăn′-)
A dry red table wine made from a blend of different varieties of grapes, originally produced in northwest Italy.

[After the Chianti Mountains, a range of the Apennines in central Italy.]


(Italian ˈkjanti)
pl n
(Placename) a mountain range in central Italy, in Tuscany, rising over 870 m (2900 ft): part of the Apennines


(Brewing) (sometimes capital) a dry red wine produced in the Chianti region of Italy


(kiˈɑn ti, -ˈæn-)

a dry red table wine of Italy.
[1825–35; after the Chianti region of Tuscany, source of the wine]
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Noun1.Chianti - dry red Italian table wine from the Chianti region of TuscanyChianti - dry red Italian table wine from the Chianti region of Tuscany
red wine - wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes
References in classic literature ?
From force of habit, though the small studio with the stove lit was very hot, he kept on his great-coat, with the collar turned up, and his bowler hat: he looked with satisfaction on the four large fiaschi of Chianti which stood in front of him in a row, two on each side of a bottle of whiskey; he said it reminded him of a slim fair Circassian guarded by four corpulent eunuchs.
There's fine crystal from Colle di Val d'Elsa; alabaster ornaments and figurines from Volterra; leather bags and belts from Castellina and tri-coloured pasta in bags, salami and bottled antipasti from all the Chianti towns.
the chateaux wines of Bordeaux; the great reds and whites of Burgundy; some reds of the Cotes du Rhone; such Italian reds as Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico Riserva; and Rioja of Spain.
Bodegas Santa Leonor of Spain and Chianti Trambusti S.
Contract notice: Reliance on management of the sports hall of "strada in chianti.
Border Arrow (far side) comes with a late run to beat Chianti at Kempton yesterday
GREVE IN CHIANTI, Tuscany, Italy, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
If it's all as good as this chianti, with plum and cherry fruit and substantial texture, we're in for a treat.
To go with a tasty Italian pasta meal, Piccini Chianti 2008 (Tesco, pounds 3.
Any innovation presents categorizing problems, and for these wines, along with many newer entries from other Tuscan estates, the only place for them in the Italian system of wine laws was to call them Vino da Tavola, (Table Wine) since, with grapes in their blends that were not permitted in Chianti wine, they could not use their DOC or DOCG designation.
The hamper will be full of tasty Tuscan delicacies - indulge in traditional Crostini bread, delicious prosciutto ham, salami Toscano and homegrown olive oil - all of which are a perfect match for the elegant, ripe red fruit flavours of the Piccini Chianti Riserva, which of course is included in this Tuscan Hamper.