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Chianti Classico DOCG is living a grand moment. The 2016 results were ﬂattering and assigned the maximum score to 141 wines of the denomination, mostly with Chianti Classico DOCG and IGT Toscana labels.
In the Bibenda winery alone, 14 out of 15 of the Chianti Classico DOCG were awarded “Tre Grappoli”, three bunches. The results of the 2017 editions are even better. For example, many wineries merited “Tre Bicchieri”, three glasses, the famous prize given by the prestigious Gambero Rosso wine guide.
This year there are 17 producers who received this recognition for their Chianti Classico DOCG as compared with 16 last year. San Felice is the only Italian winery competing for the title of the best European wine cellar at the “Wine Enthusiast” wine Star awards, the prestigious prize that the American magazine, “Wine Enthusiast,” assigns to the star of International wine making.
In total, the “three glasses” achieved in Tuscany are 80. Chianti Classico leads the classiﬁcation with its 17 prizes, ahead of Brunello di Montalcino and Bolgheri, which received 13 and 9 respectively.
“La guida dei Vini”, wine guide, gives its highest prize, the “Corona”, crown, to a larger number of wines, and the one edited by “Touring”, focuses only on autochthonous grapevines: from a total of 63 Crowns that the “Guida Ai Vini Buoni d’Italia”, Guide to Good Italian Wines, confers to Tuscan wines, 19 of these go to Chianti Classico DOCG. Finally, “Doctor Wine”, Daniele Cernilli, in his review, gives positive results to our wines.
Of the 16 examined, nine belong to the domination and have very high scores, from 95 up. The highest score, 99 out of 100, almost the maximum, was given to the Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2013, produced by Querciabella.
“The results of the wine guides are the demonstration the effectiveness of a path to quality and that the Chianti Classico territory and its consortium of producers have been following over the years. It involves everything, from the reorganization of the vineyard to the adjustment of production, which included the introduction of the new typology of Chianti Classico at the summit of the qualitative pyramid, the “Gran Selezione”, comments the President of the consortium, Sergio Zingarelli. “And since the prizes don’t only include our top wines, it demonstrates that we are working well in every phase, and that the median quality of Gallo Nero wines has risen considerably, a landmark that is recognized all over the world”.