The types


There are three types of Chianti Classico, which differ in chemical composition and sensory features. The most recent of these is the Gran Selezione, introduced in 2013 with the goal of offering a higher standard of quality among local wines.

When requesting eligibility for their wines, producers must always state the intended status, in other words whether the wine has been put forward for certification as Chianti Classico Annata, Riserva or Gran Selezione.

In this way the producer makes a more informed choice, with a priori selection of grapes and wines for the different types.

Features of
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione


The “Chianti Classico Gran Selezione” brand is subject to release of an eligibility certificate including chemical-physical tests performed by authorized laboratories and a judgment of the sensory requirements by special tasting panels in accordance with dm 16/12/2010, regarding batches of wine for bottling.


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Colour Ruby red
Aroma Spicy and pervasive
Flavour Dry, lingering, harmonious
Alcohol by volume (minimum) 13,00% vol.
Minimum total acidity 4,5 g/l
Minimum non-reducing extract 26,0 g/l