Collection: Grape Variety - Red Grapes - Canaiolo

Canaiolo, an Italian grape variety with a storied history, plays a supporting role in the production of some of Tuscany's most celebrated wines, including Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Known for its soft tannins, moderate acidity, and aromatic complexity, Canaiolo adds depth and nuance to blends, complementing the more robust Sangiovese with its subtle floral notes and soft, red fruit flavours. Historically, it was more prominent in Tuscan vineyards, but its role has evolved with changing wine tastes and production techniques. Despite this, Canaiolo remains valued for its contribution to the finesse and balance of traditional Tuscan blends. Hay Wines recognises the charm of this somewhat underappreciated variety, importing and selling Canaiolo-based wines that showcase its ability to soften and enrich the palate, providing UK wine lovers with a taste of Tuscany's winemaking heritage and the subtler shades of its vinous palette.

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  • Bonacchi Chianti Gentilesco 2022
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    Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2022

    Regular price £20.69

  • Lunadoro Rosso di Montepulciano 2018