February 2024

Canaiolo, Style and Characteristics In this article we discuss the characteristics and successes of Canaiolo. We are talking about an unusual and interesting monovarietal wine. Canaiolo, also known as Canaiolo Nero or Canajuolo, is an indigenous Tuscan grape variety, which has always been used as a “minority partner” of Sangiovese in Chianti blends (which also happens to be the case in our Sasso Bisciaio wine). However, it is much rarer to find a monovarietal wine from Canaiolo. The Canaiolo bunch is quite small, and the leaves are usually three-lobed or five-lobed. The winemaker who aims to obtain a high-value product is required to limit the yields in the vineyard, especially when