Chianti Classico's unsung bargains – 2014 and 2013


See also Chianti Classico Riserva's struggle for almost one hundred reviews of Riserva and Gran Selezione wines. And for the background to Walter's views on the latter, see Gran Selezione – emperor's new clothes?

Last February in Florence Chianti Classico celebrated the 300th year of its existence as a demarcated region at the annual presentation of its latest releases. It makes the region one of the oldest, if not the oldest, of the world’s geographically delimited wine regions. It was Cosimo de’ Medici who on 24 September 1716 issued the edict that declared the boundaries of Pomino, Carmignano, Val d’Arno...