Chianti Classico – vintage 2021

Gaiole in Chianti

Walter reports on this year's annual presentation of Chianti Classico and on the significance of the denomination's new subzones, such as Gaiole, pictured above courtesy of the Chianti Classico Consorzio. See Chianti Classico – 2020 and 2019 vintages for his notes on wines from those years, including Riserva and Gran Selezione.

Time flies when you are having fun, or simply growing old, I thought, when I went to the 30th annual Chianti Classico presentation in Florence last February. This trade event, in which the denomination presents its new releases, is one of the oldest of its kind. My one regular...