Hardly any other Italian wine is as well-known as Chianti wine. The name 'Chianti' was in use as early as the 13th Century. Back then, however, it was used to describe a white wine. It wasn't until the 19th Century that the Chianti slowly began to refer to the delicious dry red wines we know today. By the 1940s at the latest, this nectar was on everyone's tongue, with a double entendre: Because the Chianti wine was becoming increasingly popular, a song was written about it – The Chianti Song - which is still played over the airwaves to this day. This red wine from Tuscany is even a commonly used, albeit incorrect, synonym for Italian wine. You can order the latest vintages of this export star conveniently from Vinello.