Perhaps the greatest wines in the Chianti area are the Brunello wines, which are also made from Sangiovese. These wines are much bolder, richer, and more similar to the best of California Cabs. While the red wines in Chianti are the most recognizable in Central Italy, the “Super Tuscan” wines get the most attention from critics. The wines of Central Italy are big in flavor and popularity. This area is known for blending the most famous Italian grape Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, the most famous grape from France. The cult-following “Super Tuscans” and the robust Brunello wines also...Read more
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