Chianti is one of the best known Italian words worldwide.
There are many Chianti wines, among which, Chianti Classico and organic Chianti Classico. We prefer the latter, in particular the one our friend Lorenzo produces.
Chianti Classico or “Gallo Nero“ for the experts, is undoubtedly one of the best red wines with nature's contribution and manual expertise in the winery, particularly with exceptional vintages and certain reserves.
If paired with roasted meats, it is a real delicacy for the nose and palate.
AREA of PRODUCTION
A 1932 ministerial decree originally defined the boundaries of the Chianti wine growing region. This ruling has defined this area of production as “the oldest region of origin” for this reason, and also to distinguish it from other Chianti wines, it has been named “Classico” as in “ first”, “original”.
The counties where Chianti Classico is produced are:
Barberino Val d’Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Poggibonsi, Radda in Chianti, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.
The specification that establishes the norms for Chianti Classico DOCG, has stipulated a minimum 80% content of Sangiovese, leaving the residual percentage to the experience and knowledge of the winemaker, who can use native grape varieties such as Canaiolo and Colorino, but also those of “international” red grape varieties such as Cabernet, Sauvignon and Merlot. All of these are authorised in this wine region.
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