Tasting Gran Selezione – further disappointment


See Walter's report published yesterday on the progress of identifying subzones based on the significant communes in Chianti Classico. This picture from the Consorzio's website shows vineyards round Radda in Chianti. 

Regular readers know of my criticisms of Gran Selezione, the supposed pinnacle of the Chianti Classico pyramid. After having tasted through quite a few Gran Selezione wines when the category was initially launched, I began to ignore them because the quality of most of the wines was so mediocre that I thought it in no one’s interest to take the category seriously. Last month in Florence...