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

The focus of the Consortium 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 point out the provenance of the Sangiovese from within the nine communes of the Chianti Classico

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The New York Public Library, Wednesday May 13th – Eight Chianti Classico, Gran Selezione wines were introduced at the “An Exploration of the Terroirs of Chianti Classico” masterclass 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. Not all wineries produce the Gran Selezione, demanding that 100% of the grapes must be from the winery’s estate, and not purchased. Antonio Gallon was excellent at simplifying the task at hand rather than confusing it.

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Gran Selezione is the capstone of the Chianti Classico quality pyramid with the sole intent of 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 the provenance of the wine.

There will be a spotlight on the estate winery and the agronomist will work closely with the winemaker focusing on the fruit and the flavor development. Together, they will zero in on a picking window to maximize the potentials of the fruit and finally the winemaker will accentuate the fruit and the aging potentials of the vintage while staying true to each of the individual commune. The sun exposure, geography and altitude all play a crucial role in producing distinct fruit that is at the very heart of each bottle of wine and the very essence of each commune, producing wines that are so diverse, yet all fall under the Chianti Classico , the territory lying between the provinces of Florence and Siena.

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

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“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

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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

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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

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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 - www.argiano.net

Armilla – www.armillawine.com

Banfi – www.castellobanfi.com

Barbi - www.fattoriadeibarbi.it

Bottega - www.alexander.it

Belpoggio - www.belpoggio.it

Camigliano - www.camigliano.it

Canalicchio di Sopra - www.canalicchiodisopra.com

Capanna - www.capannamontalcino.com

Capanne Ricci - www.tenimentiricci.it

Caparzo - www.caparzo.it

Caprili - www.caprili.it

Cerbaia - www.cerbaia.it

Col di Lamo - www.coldilamo.com

Col d’Orcia - www.coldorcia.it

Ferrero - www.brunelloferrero.it

Greppone Mazzi Ruffino - www.ruffino.com

Il Marroneto - www.ilmarroneto.com

Il Palazzone - www.ilpalazzone.com

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BENVENUTO BRUNELLO 2015

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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

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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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The Pope's Noodles - a divine inspiration

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The Pope’s Noodles or Fettuccine alla Papalina – an upscale reinterpretation of the earthy spaghetti carbonara.

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