Chianti Classico

A leading Tuscan DOCG zone which covers approximately 7,000 hectares between Florence and Siena, the vineyards of Chianti Classico stretch into the Apennine foothills at altitudes of between 150m and 500m, and encompass two distinct terroirs and styles. The sandy, alluvial soils of the lower sites yield fuller, meatier wines while the limestone and galestro rocks of the higher vineyards deliver finer, more ethereal examples.

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Chianti Classico is a leading Tuscan DOCG zone which covers approximately 7,000 hectares between Florence and Siena. Its vineyards stretch into the Apennine foothills at altitudes of between 150m and 500m, and encompass two distinct terroirs and styles. The sandy, alluvial soils of the lower sites yield fuller, meatier wines while the limestone and galestro rocks of the higher vineyards deliver finer, more ethereal examples.

The origins of Chianti date back to the Middle Ages, although Chianti Classico was really born in 1716 when Grand Duke Cosimo III of Tuscany classified the zone, identifying the villages of Radda, Greve, Panzano, Gaiole and Castellina as the leading sites; these same villages still represent the nucleus of the Chianti Classico DOCG today. The regulations have been revised, however, to insist that the wine is made from a minimum 80 percent Sangiovese and a maximum 20 percent Canaiolo and ameliorative grapes (ie Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon); from the 2006 vintage, no white grapes are allowed.

Chianti Classico cannot be released until 1st October in the year following the harvest, while Chianti Classico Riserva must undergo 24 months of ageing before release, including at least three months in bottle. At the region’s top addresses, French barriques are gradually being adopted in the place of the traditional, larger slavonian botte.

Recommended Producers: Monte Bernardi, Tenuta Fontodi, Castelo di Ama, Bibbiano

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Badia a Coltibuono, Tuscany, Ready, but will keep,

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Badia a Coltibuono, Tuscany, Ready, but will keep,

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Badia a Coltibuono, Tuscany, Ready, but will keep,
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Badia a Coltibuono, Tuscany, Ready, but will keep,

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Fontodi, Ready, but will improve,

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Castello dei Rampolla, Ready, but will keep,

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Fontodi, Ready, but will keep,

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Castello di Ama, Ready, but will keep,

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£570.00

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Castello di Ama, Ready, but will keep,

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£150.00

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Castello dei Rampolla, Ready, but will keep,

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Fontodi, Ready, but will improve,

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Bibbiano, Tuscany, Ready, but will keep,

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Badia a Coltibuono, Tuscany, Ready, but will keep,

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Fattoria Viticcio, Ready, but will keep,

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Fontodi, For laying down,

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Barone Ricasoli, Ready, but will improve,

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