Tuscany - Chianti From The Medici To The Present Day.


Thursday, 21st January    



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From WES Studio, London, W3 6PT

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Twenty years ago, Chianti’s reputation had plummeted – quality was at best variable and the wines from Bolgheri to the west hogged the limelight in the press.

Changes to the production rules in the Chianti region itself came just in time to avert disaster.  Twenty years on Chianti has never been better.  Our tasting charts the changes and how they have created  the dynamic, quality-driven region that Chianti is today.

Presenter:  Pippa Hayward with Sandy Leckie

Availability:  Good

Wine Suggestions:  A contrasting pair of wines – the first made from Sangiovese with up to 10% of Merlot and/or Cabernet Sauvignon and the second from pure Sangiovese or with a small percentage of other indigenous grape varieties.

From the Wine Society – Chianti Classico Brolio, 2018 (£ 14.95) and Chianti Rufina Riserva, Villa di Vetrice, 2015 (13.95)

From Majestic (Mix Six prices) – Chianti Poggio Galiga, Grati, 2019 (8.99) and Chianti Classico Riserva, Antinori, 2016 (£20.99)

From Waitrose Cellar – Chianti Sagrato Riserva, Cecchi, 2017 (10.79) and Valiano 6.38 Gran Selezione Chianti Classico, Piccini, 2015 (£19.99)


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