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Gran Selezione is the capstone of the Chianti Classico quality pyramid

The focus is on enriching the character and quality of the wines produced in each of the nine communes

Sun exposure, geography, altitude all play a crucial role in producing the distinct fruit that is representative of each commune, producing wines that are so diverse, yet all fall under the Chianti Classico territory.  The video gives a quick look at the new Chianti Classico tears and regulations.

Chianti Classico 2015


Wednesday May 13th – Eight Chianti Classico, Gran Selezione wines were introduced at the seminar led by the General Director of the Chianti Classico Consortium, Sergio Zingarelli, Antonio Galloni and a total of 30 wineries were represented at the walk around tasting. The focus is on enriching the character and quality of the wines produced in each of the nine communes, and in so doing, when raising a glass of Chianti Classico in the near future you’ll be able to instantly tell its provenance from among the nine commune .

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Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico Returning to NYC with the Prestigious Gran Selezione and Latest Vintages


“We are very pleased with market trends,” stated both by the President and General Director of the Consortium, Sergio Zingarelli and Giuseppe Liberatore respectively. “An achievement partly due to the locomotive effect of Gran Selezione, the new type of Chianti Classico presented to the trade one year ago. By introducing Gran Selezione wines, Chianti Classico sent the market a definite signal of its will to further increase the qualitative level of the denomination and this decision certainly had positive impact on product image and sales.

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The Acidity of Wine


The principal acids found in grapes, and therefore wine, are tartaric acid, potassium hydrogen tartrate (cream of tartar), malic acid and potassium hydrogen malate. Tartaric acid and potassium hydrogen tartrate predominant in wine. Since potassium hydrogen tartrate and potassium

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Gambero Rosso 2015


The Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri World Tour is the premier Italian wine showcase, featuring wines that have garnered the coveted “Tre Bicchieri” award in the 28th edition of the Gambero Rosso Vini d’Italia 2015 Wine Guide

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Baci Perugina homemade - delicious recipe


Can you think of a better way to express your love for the one and only that occupies that special place in your hearth! – Give the Italian Kiss and this time is sweeter than ever and who knows what may follow?

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Benvenuto Brunello 2010 New York

And the participants are…


Argiano –

Armilla –

Banfi –

Barbi –

Bottega –

Belpoggio –

Camigliano –

Canalicchio di Sopra –

Capanna –

Capanne Ricci –

Caparzo –

Caprili –

Cerbaia –

Col di Lamo –

Col d’Orcia –

Ferrero –

Greppone Mazzi Ruffino –

Il Marroneto –

Il Palazzone –

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The Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino organizes a yearly event called “BENVENUTO BRUNELLO”. On this occasion the new wines on the market since the beginning or the new year are presented to the press and the stars assigned to the new vintage are announced.

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The Montalcino Commune in Tuscany


In 1831, the Marchese Cosimo Ridolfi, praised the red wines produced in Montalcino, and Brunello records, date back to the 14th century. But it wasn’t until 1865 that Brunello took the spotlight, when it was the “select red wine” and prize winner at the Montalcino’s agricultural fair. Around this time, Clemente Santi isolated certain plantings of Sangiovese with the intent of producing an age worthy wine, and in 1898, his grandson Ferruccio Biondi-Santi, released the first version of Brunello as we know it today, after having aged the wine in large wood barrels for ten years. It was the 1888 vintage, followed by the 1891, 1925 and 1945. By the time we reached the 60’s there were less than a dozen producers of Brunello and in 1968 the DOCG status was awarded to the area.

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