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CHIANTI

The CHIANTI region, from which the wines get their name, is a hilly area between the provinces of Florence - Siena - Arezzo. It includes the towns of Greve in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti along with Gaiole in Chianti. They along with smaller surrounding towns have natural conditions of climate and geography, that for centuries and presently produces the highest quality wine under the name of Chianti Classico.

The Chianti Classico DOCG wine is kept to a strict set of rules (80% Sangiovese, 20% other red grapes, average elevation 700 meters, winemaking is restricted only to this area, and the wine must be aged a minimum 1 year)

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