How to choose a Chianti Wine: Basic Information

Choosing the wine for your next dinner party can be a daunting task. You have to think about what wines are in season, what flavors go well with the food you’re serving, and which wines will satisfy everyone at the table.

But there’s one more question that people often overlook – where is this wine from? This blog post will help you decide on your perfect Chianti!

There are a few things you need to consider when you buy chianti wine.


1. First, the place it is from will have an impact on its quality and flavor. You can’t expect a cheap bottle of red imported from France or Spain to taste as good as the one that’s been aged for at least two years in Italy!

2. Second, Chianti wines come from their namesake region – Tuscany, which is the most central-southern Italy.

The soil here is composed primarily of limestone and clay with small portions of sandstone, resulting in wines that aren’t too acidic and not overly tannic (astringent).

This balance creates a beautiful depth while allowing for different varietals to shine through without overpowering each other.

Is Style Important?

When considering chianti wines, you should also think about the style of wine. The three different styles are: Chianti Classico (the original), Chianti Riserva and Chianti DOCG.

All three have undergone a few changes in their history, but they still hold onto some core differences today. Starting with the basic level, if you’re buying for your personal use or serving at dinner parties, then we highly recommend going for regular old “Chianti.”

This is an everyday drinking wine that will be available almost anywhere, and it’s not too expensive!

Now, if you want something special that has been aged longer than usual before being sold, consider looking into getting either a Rosso di Montalcino or a Brunello di Montalcino.


In conclusion, choosing the right bottle of Chianti wine can be a little tricky if you’ve never done it before. The easiest way to approach this is to make sure you choose a bottle from the region of Chianti and then pick which style sounds most appealing to you.