The Chianti Classico territory’s capitals are Siena and Florence and it is shared between the provinces of the two municipalities. The zone amounts to 71,800 hectares (177,500 acres) and includes the entire territories of the municipalities of Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti and Radda in Chianti and parts of those of Barberino Val d’Elsa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, San Casciano Val di Pesa and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.
The characteristics of the climate, terrains and altitudes, which are unfavorable for most crops, have made Chianti Classico a region that excels in the production of premium wines.
Rows of vines alternating with olive orchards are a characteristic feature of the Chianti landscape. About 7,200 hectares (17,290 acres) of vineyards entered on the DOCG Register for the production of Chianti Classico make this appellation one of the most important in Italy.
|Name||Chianti Classico DOCG|
|Year of birth||1716: the borders of the production zone are delimited|
|Total area of the territory||71.800 ha|
|Total vineyard area||10.000 ha|
|Vineyards registered as Chianti Classico||7.200 ha|
|Average annual bottle output (last 10 years)||35/38 million|
|Average annual output (last 10 years)||275.000|
|World Export||Exported in about 130 countries worldwide|
|Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico members||580|
|of which bottlers||376|