- a dry, red, Italian table wine, originally put up in straw-covered bottles.
Origin of Chianti
Examples from the Web for 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
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
Word Origin and History for chianti
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].