Goodmorning everyone!

Today we will talk about Chianti Classico and its history.

First of all, we want to shed some light on Chianti and Chianti Classico, two names that are often confused, thinking that it is the same thing: Chianti and Chianti Classico are two distinct DOCGs, each with its own characteristics.

Soon we will also talk about Chianti, but today our attention is focused on Chianti Classico.


In 1716 the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III established the boundaries of the Chianti wine production area (which over the years would become Chianti Classico).

This territory borders the hills around Florence to the north, the city of Siena to the south, the Pesa and Elsa valleys to the west and the Chianti hills to the east.

In 1924 a group of producers, in light of the quality of the wine produced within this area, and with the aim of enhancing their products, founded the Consorzio for the defense of Chianti wine and its brand of origin.

The Black Rooster was chosen as a symbol.

In 1932 to distinguish the wine produced within the borders of 1716, the suffix “Classico” was added to the wine.  

In 1984 the Chianti Classico obtained the DOCG and in 1996 it became an independent DOCG compared to that of the Chianti.

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