The Lord of Chianti Classico will welcome the sector’s experts, the Press, and wine enthusiasts from 15th-18th April at their new stand in Pavilion 9 (D 2-3-4) to taste the designation’s wines, but there will be other moments dedicated to Black Rooster wines during the Fair.
The trademark always found on bottles of Chianti Classico is the Black rooster, historic symbol of the Chianti Military League and among other things depicted by famous artist Giorgio Vasari on the ceiling of the Salone dei Cinquecento at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
The Black Rooster labels have been presented to the world during this unique event: the preview tasting of the 2016, 2015 vintages and the 2014 Riserva and Gran Selezione in the presence of more than 180 producers, and tasting of the 2016 Chianti Classico DOP Olive Oil.
In 2016 Chianti Classico celebrates 300 years of history since that 24th September 1716 when Grand Duke Cosimo III de’ Medici decided to issue a notice to define the boundaries of some particularly well-suited areas to the production of fine quality wines, for the first time in history.
The Chianti Classico territory’s capitals are Siena and Florence and it is shared between the provinces of of the two municipalities. The zone amounts
to 71,800 hectares and includes the entire territories of the municipalities of ...