CHIANTI DOCG is a red wine denomination from Tuscany, Italy encompassing eight regions. They are Chianti DOCG itself, Chianti Colli Aretini DOCG, Chianti Colli Fiorentini DOCG, Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, Chianti Colline Pisane DOCG, Chianti Montalbano DOCG, Chianti Montespertoli DOCG, and Chianti Rufinà DOCG. All eight have their own Riserva category, plus there is a single Chianti DOCG Superiore category, making a total of seventeen different iterations of Chianti DOCG.

WINE STYLE | The Chianti DOCG Consorzio described wine as ‘ruby red colour, which tends towards garnet with aging. It has a harmonious, dry, sapid, slightly tannic flavor, with an intense, vinous aroma, as well as hints of violet.’

NOTE | The production area and production rules for Chianti DOCG are significantly different to those of Chianti Classico DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva and Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione. Overall a staggering 20 different wine denominations bear the ‘Chianti’ name.




CERTIFIED ORGANIC | Buccia Nera. / Fattoria Lavacchio. / La Querce Seconda. / Marcialla

NO CERTIFICATION | Cantine Guidi. / Fattoria Lavacchio. / La Ciarliana. / Marchesi Torrigiani. / Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano.


Bill Nesto MW & Frances Di Savino, Chianti Classico, the Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, (University of California Press, 2016).