​Querciabella’s single-commune project

D'Alessandro and Ing setting up the Commune tasting

Diligent readers will be familiar with my arguments in favour of named subzones on Chianti Classico labels, and with the Consorzio’s reluctance to implement such a useful innovation. See, most recently, Groundhog Day – new Chianti Classico releases

But very convincing proof justifying a village or communal approach has been delivered by Querciabella, which since 2011 has begun a project to show just that: single-commune wines do reveal recognisable stylistic differences. Last year I witnessed this remarkable effort in their three single-commune wines originating from Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti from three different vintages (2011, 2012...