Chianti Classico in 2022 – part 2

Chianti Classico Collezione tasting 2022 with UGAs

This year’s Chianti Classico Riserva and Gran Selezione releases, and the new subzone proposal, assessed. See also part 1 of this year's report on this rewarding and important Tuscan wine region.

The recent Chianti Classico presentation heralded the long-hoped-for introduction of subzones, each officially called a UGA or Unità Geografica Aggiunta. As expected, they are the same as the world-famous Chianti Classico communes such as Radda, Castellina, Gaiole and Greve. But the total of 11 includes two recent inventions: Vagliali, the eastern half of Castelnuovo Berardenga – which may make sense though it’s too early to say; and Montefioralle...