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DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region of Tuscany. The wine is named after the hilly landscape between the two cities of Florence and Siena and is probably one of the best known from Italy. The name probably originated from the name of an Etruscan family. The first mention of a Chianti wine dates back to 1404, when the famous merchant Francesco Datini (1335-1410), who came from Prato, bought a white wine in Vignamaggio. Originally, Chianti only applied to the areas around Radda, Gaiole and Castellina in the province of Siena in the south of the classic core area of Chianti-Classico. The feudal lords of the Chianti confederation owned vineyards there as early as the 13th century.

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