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Wine Review: Bell'Agio Chiani

Bell’Agio’s Chianti   comes in a traditional straw fiasco and liter bottle. Chianti is an Italian wine that maintains a dry and smooth taste with cherry and berry fruit. It is made of 90% Sangiovese grapes and 10% anaiolo Nero, Trebbiano and Malvasia. It is this blend that gives Chianti its unique taste and texture.  Chianti pairs with a number of different foods. In general, it pairs with tomato based pasta, light chicken, or pork. It can also go well with garlic and a number of different vegetables. Because it is a light red wine it is better to pair with light tasting foods so as to offer a proper blend.  The Chianti wines come from the Middle Ages from three villages known as the Lega del Chianti (League of Chianti). The area was certified as a special wine making area in 1716 by Cosimo III de’Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Even though the Chianti wine is often associated with the Renaissance and the reformation of the region, its influence is still apparent today.