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The profile of a large rooster made from Sangiovese grapes, emerging from a bottle of Chianti Classico, welcomes visitors to the 26th edition of the Chianti Classico Collection at Stazione Leopolda, in Florence.
Once again this year, the Gallo Nero producers will present their new Chianti Classico vintages to the sector’s leading experts, at an event which has become a unique opportunity to explore the designation, its wines, and the latest news from one of the world’s top wine-producing regions.
The event grows in size from one year to the next, as the statistics show: 197 estates will take part in this year’s edition, a record number of producers in the Collection’s history.
731 wines will be available for tasting, with a total of over 9.500 bottles opened and served personally by the producers and a team of 50 sommeliers during the two-day event, attended by over 250 journalists from 30 different countries worldwide and over 1.800 Italian and international experts.
In addition, there will be 78 barrel previews from 2018 and over 100 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione wines.
THE PRESIDENT GIOVANNI MANETTI
“I’ve taken part in the Collection since its first edition, but this is my first time as Chairman,” says Giovanni Manetti, Chairman of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico.
“In this role – he adds it is an honour for me to welcome our many friends from the national and international press and trade who will visit us at Stazione Leopolda. During the event we will be able to present the results of our hard work to a highly qualified audience”.
“This is always quite exciting for us – he concludes -and we are increasingly aware that the choice to pursue quality and respect for the designation, with which we are entrusted, is the only possible way both to obtain the great wines and extraordinary results recognised by the public and the critics for years, and also to receive the greatest personal gratification from our daily work”.
The program: as usual Monday 11th February will be dedicated to the press and experts in the sector, while Tuesday is for the press and – for the first time – the final consumers, who can enter the event between 2 and 7.30pm by buying a ticket for 40 € (20 € is the price for sommeliers from the leading national associations).