- a dry, red, Italian table wine, originally put up in straw-covered bottles.
Origin of Chianti
Examples from the Web for chianti
Contemporary Examples of chianti
Bartali chain-smoked while he biked and drank glass after glass of Chianti the night before a race.This Week’s Hot Reads: June 18, 2012
June 18, 2012
Both are very good Sangiovese based wines from Chianti and both are blended with traditional indigenous varieties.A Wine Revolution
May 23, 2011
Historical Examples of chianti
Better get a fiasco of Chianti ready—the old kind you have in the cellar.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
We lingered a while over our Chianti, then quietly paid the check and departed.The Silent Bullet
Arthur B. Reeve
We lingered a while over our chianti, then quietly paid the check and departed.
Let us have Chianti; it may not be very good, but the flasks are simply charming.'The House of Souls
There he drank three glasses of acid and biting Chianti, and felt better.The Silver Poppy
- (sometimes capital) a dry red wine produced in the Chianti region of Italy
- a mountain range in central Italy, in Tuscany, rising over 870 m (2900 ft): part of the Apennines
also chiante, kind of dry red wine, 1833, from Chianti Mountains of Tuscany, where the wine was made. "[L]oosely applied to various inferior Italian wines" [OED].