The grapes of the
Chianti Classico

Sangiovese, the region’s principal grape variety, is the exemplar of the unique characteristics of the land of the Black Rooster. Chianti Classico wine can be produced with Sangiovese grapes at a minimum of 80% or with the maximum addition of 20% of other red varieties.

Over time, thanks to the commitment to research in the field, the importance of Sangiovese in Chianti Classico wine and the use of red varieties has become increasinglyimportant: since 1996 it has been possible to produce DOC wines using pure Sangiovese grapes, and since 2006 Chianti Classico can be produced exclusively with red grape varieties.

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The grapes that may contribute to the blend must be recorded in the national register of vine varieties of MIPAAF authorized by the Region of Tuscany, starting from native varieties, such as Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Fogliatonda, Malvasia Nera, Mammolo, Pugnitello, and also major international varieties, such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah.

Chianti Classico Wine
Production Area

All phases of production of wine carrying the Black Rooster trademark, from vineyard to bottle, must take place within the boundaries of the Chianti Classico territory, between the cities of Florence and Siena at the heart of Tuscany.

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The Black Rooster
on all bottles of Chianti Classico

Every bottle of Chianti Classico is distinguished by the Black Rooster trademark on the neck of the bottle or on the back label.

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