The area near the town of Montalcino in the province of Siena has has been known since the Middle ages for a sweet white wine made from Moscadello. Much of the vineyard tracks were decimated by phylloxera in 1860s. The devastation caused by this tiny root louse also enabled the region to gradually change to a red wine producing region when the vineyards were planted to Sangiovese after the discovery that American root stocks were impartial to Phylloxera.
With rolling hills and wooded countryside, the Chianti region is in the heart of the historic and beautiful region of Tuscany.
Chianti was one of the first delimited wine zones in Europe with codification for the modern Chianti zone established in 1932. Eight sub-zones of Chianti: Classico, Rufina, Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colline Pisane, Colli Arentini and Montalbano, Montespertoli.
We are in the region of Calbaio which is located in the Maremma region of Tuscany. Etymologically the name Maremma comes from the Latin word “mare” for sea. This relatively new wine region is very near the sea. Parts of the region were filled with gravel and drained, which enabled the planting of grapes and other crops. Although there are rolling hills, the Maremma region is lower, and a bit warmer than some of the other more famous regions of Tuscany such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
For Utah Residents: Per the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) Utah residents may use an online Special Order Form to purchase alcohol that is otherwise unavailable in the State’s liquor stores. The alcohol will be shipped to a DABC store location of the buyer’s choosing for pickup.
- Follow this link to the DABC Website Special Order Form: http://abc.utah.gov/online/special_orders.html
- Follow the screen prompts to complete your special order.
Please note: Special Orders made to the Utah DABC are limited to full case purchases only. For every wine displayed on the Grand Vin Imports website, Grand Vin Imports is the importer/distributor. Although DABC lists a 45 day order time frame, generally you will be able to pick up your orders for GVI products within 14 days.