Canaiolo Grape (Vine)
Canaiolo is an old red Italian wine grape grown through Central Italy but is most noted in Tuscany.
Other Italian regions: Lazio, Marche, Sardegna and Umbria.
[A common variety of Tuscany grape, that grows on an ancient Sangiovese vine and indigenous to the land, used to produce Chianti and other Tuscan red wines.]
Very resistant to drought, still has declined in popularity over the years. Its requirement of warm autumns and low yields has dissuaded many growers.
Selecting and Buying
Canaiolo Toscano it's dry, 11.5 to 12 degrees alcohol;
As additional variety, (just to mention few of them):
Canaiolo di Riomaggiore, (La Spezia province, Liguria) it's sweet, 13 to 14 degrees alcohol;
Canaiolo di Marta, (Viterbo province, Lazio) it's mildly sweet, 10,5 to 11 degrees alcohol;
Rosso Orvietano Canaiolo DOC (Terni, Lazio);
Canaiolo Rosso or Cannaiola (Tuscia, Bolsena Lake, Lazio);
Chianti Forteguerra 2007 Guerrini;
Chianti Colli Senesi 2006 – La Cignozza;
Chianti 2008 Ruffino;