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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.
Montalcino is Brunello's home, a walled Tuscan village located south of more-travelled cities Florence, Siena and their famous wine region -- Chianti.
A Taste of Tuscany" wine class, featuring Vignamaggio Winery in Tuscany, Italy, with Christie Brassard, representing Young's Market Company, and Irene Gori, representing Vignamaggio Winery; to present information about Mona Lisa Chianti Classico, Terre di Prenzano Chianti Classico 2015, Geradino Chianti Classico Riserva 2013, Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Riserva 2011, Obsession Super Tuscan 2010, Cabernet Franc di Toscana 2010, Vin Santo 2009 (dessert wine), as well as two surprise wines.
Nestling amid the rolling vineyards and olive groves of Italy's Chianti region, the small medieval village of Fonterutoli, like the wines it produces, offers a wonderful taste of Tuscany.
Its chianti similarities include smooth, lively, nutty, clove influenced, black cherry fruit but this version is less full, incorporates red currant undertones and its tannin is muted.
Contract notice: Pick-up service and pre-school for the municipalities of san casciano val di pesa and greve in chianti for the school years 2016 / 2017-2017 / 2018.
The Sasso al Poggio is a 'Super Tuscan' - a term invented in the 1970s for a new breed of wines that fell outside the strict rules for Tuscan wine classifications such as chianti.
Soltani was part of a group of wine experts and bloggers who were invited to attend the Chianti Classico Experience.
If you thought you knew the difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico, think again.
TuscanyOs Villa Le Rose Offers New Services, Amenities The Villa Le Rose of the Lungarno Collection, a private, 16th century estate situated among the Certosa hills of the Chianti region just minutes from Florence, is offering new services and amenities including private cooking classes of one to three hours for up to 10 people; private visits to the nearby Ducati and Lamborghini factories; Vespa rentals for exploring the roads of Tuscany; private wine cellar tastings; private hunting excursions; and seasonal dishes by the villa's private chef.
by Aveniu Brands, have released several new vintages, the most recent of which are its Chianti Classic DOCG 2008 ($13 suggested retail), made from 85% sangiovese and 15% merlot, with soft tannins and flavors and cherry and wild berries; its Sasso Al Poggio IGT Toscana 2007 ($25), a supertuscan made from 60% sangiovese, 20% cabernet sauvignon and 20% merlot, a deep, lush, complex wine with luscious fruit and a long finish; Valiano Chianti Classico DOCG 2007 ($22), made from 100% sangiovese, and featuring aromas and flavors of blackberry and dark cherry; and Valiano Poggio Teo Single Vineyard Chianti Classico DOCG 2006 ($27), also 100% sangiovese, a lush wine featuring plum, cherry, toasty oak, raspberry and spice.
Finally, the Co-op is selling a half-price chianti riserva at pounds 4.