New Class of Chianti Introduced

Raising the bar on Chianti wines – Chianti Classico Gran Selezione was just established  at the leading wine event Chianti Classico Collection, recently held at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence.  The new label will be awarded to only the best of Chianti Classico wines, judged to represent the pinnacle of Tuscan wine-making.

The difference lies in the time required to age the wine: vintage wines go on sale as few as 12 months after the grape harvest, Riserva wines must be refined for twice that time, whereas Gran Selezione wines may only be sold after 30 months, 3 of which the wine are in the bottle.

 Head of the Chianti Classico Consortium Giuseppe Liberatore said, ‘It is the uppermost echelon, which must adhere to strict rules and regulations, using the best grapes, which means that they cannot be purchased and put together if they come from different vineyards.’ He continued, ‘The presentation of the Gran Selezione brand gives a strong signal as far as quality is concerned.’     I’ll drink to that !

SALUTI !chianti_1

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