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See also Chianti Classico - no shortage of news . Although the annual presentation of the Chianti Classico vintages – at which I tasted the following 150 wines – is not a real en primeur in...

See also Walter's 150 latest Chianti Classico tasting notes . During this year's presentation of the new Chianti Classico vintages in Florence in February, the Consorzio's carefully prepared...

Tags:  Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Walter begins a series on mature Italian wine with this exploration of the extent to which Chianti Classico is worth ageing. One of the perceived characteristics of fine wine is ageability or,...

Tags:  Chianti, Sangiovese

See Taking Chianti Classico seriously for the background to this collection of tasting notes spanning the vintages 2011 to 2007 and  see  Guide to Walter's Tuscan week  for...

Tags:  Chianti, Tuscany

This is the first in a series of articles this week on Tuscan wines. See here for the tasting notes that complement it and see  Guide to Walter's Tuscan week for links to all the...

Tags:  Chianti, Tuscany

See the 55 related tasting notes in Anteprima 2011 - Chianti Classico . The annual presentation of the latest vintages of Chianti Classico in Florence last week seemed upbeat, at least from...

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This is the first of Walter Speller's extensive reports from the recent Anteprima tastings of the latest releases in Italy. Extensive reviews and opinions on Brunello di Montalcino's...

Tags:  Chianti, Tuscany

The anteprima, or en primeur, tasting of Chianti Rufina last month can be considered either the very first or the very last of the Italian en primeur tasting season. The event format, showing...

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While Florence recently played host to the first annual Wine Town Festival, celebrating the great wine capitals of the world all around the city centre, local DOCG Chianti Colli Fiorentini (whose...

Tags:  Tuscany, Chianti

Michael Schmelzer of Monte Bernardi in Panzano sends this report on last year's growing season. He and his American-German family bought this well-situated property from photographer Stak...

Tags:  Chianti, Tuscany, 2009

Figures supplied by the Chianti Classico Consorzio clearly imply some sort of stabilisation in exports, where decline in the most important markets is compensated for by slight growth in others....

Tags:  Chianti, Tuscany

See below for 117 tasting notes, many of them enthusiastic, on these first showings of these two superior vintages. The Consorzio of Chianti Classico showed mild optimism during...

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At least this is how the Consorzio of Chianti Classico yesterday announced the modification of the 1992 law that separates Chianti Classico from straight Chianti. Or, to quote Giuseppe Liberatore,...

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More signs of a stagnant or even declining international wine market come from the Consorzio of Chianti Classico. In a letter last week addressed to its members and signed by its current...

2007 A mild winter was followed by a cool start of spring, with even weather causing early budbreak. Fears for spring frost proved unfounded. The weather remained pretty textbook, with...

Tags:  Chianti, Tuscany
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