Chianti Classico

With its distinctive characteristics, this territory runs between the provinces of Florence and Siena.
Covering 70,000 hectares, it includes the entire municipalities of Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, and Radda in Chianti, in addition to parts of Barberino Tavarnelle, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, and San Casciano in Val di Pesa.

Grape varieties

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”

– J. Arlott –


The grapes that can be used in the blend are strictly indicated in the MIPAAF national register of grape varieties authorized by the Tuscany Region. These include such indigenous grape varieties as Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Fogliatonda, Malvasia Nera, Mammolo, and Pugnitello. In addition, there are also the main international varieties, like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.

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