Definition of Chianti in English:


Line breaks: Chi|anti
Pronunciation: /kɪˈanti

noun (plural Chiantis)

[mass noun]
  • A dry red Italian wine produced in Tuscany.
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    • In general, red and white wines keep for two to three days, although Rieslings, Sauvignon Blancs, some Chiantis, and Cabernet Sauvignons hold up to a week.
    • Italian Chianti's are made with sangiovese grapes, and French Chablis are made from Chardonnay grapes.
    • During his stay at an Italian hospital he charmed nurses and bribed porters into bringing him a steady stream of cognac, Cinzano vermouth, Marsala and Chianti.


named after the Chianti Mountains, Italy.

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