Chianti Classico Collezione 2019 – Riserva and Gran Selezione


Walter finds that Chianti Classico Riserva is still more convincing than Gran Selezione, and reports on a possible vineyard classification. See also yesterday's report on the 2017 Chianti Classico and late-released 2016s

At this year’s Chianti Classico’s vintage presentation last February in Florence, tasting the new Riservas and Gran Seleziones side by side was a revealing if not a very encouraging exercise, especially with regard to the latter. 

In quality terms I felt that the 2016 Riservas were a step up from Chianti Classico tout court, but the wines were not in every case suitable for ageing, which a...