The area’s primary grape variety is the Sangiovese, which interprets the unique characteristics of the land of the Black Rooster. Chianti Classico wine can be made with a minimum of 80% of Sangiovese grapes and a maximum of 20% from other red grape varieties.
Over time, the importance of Sangiovese has become increasingly established, to the point that since 1996 it has been possible to produce wines with a designation of origin using pure Sangiovese grapes. Moreover, since 2006, Chianti Classico wine can be made exclusively from red grapes.
“Wine is one of man’s greatest achievements, transforming a perishable fruit into something permanent”