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The wines of the 27 producers that founded the Classico Berardenga association launched their challenge: in the name of identity, territory, and a sense of belonging. All still in the wider setting of the Chianti Classico as a whole.

They reiterated their message during an event organized on Friday 27th October in the magical setting of the Certosa di Pontignano: “Terra Vocata” has brought the experts to this wonderful location, from which one can enjoy the view of Siena’s towers. To discuss and reflect while tasting some wines.

Elena Gallo

They’ve got clear ideas in Castelnuovo. In the words of the president of Classico Berardenga, Elena Gallo: “We are 27 proud wine producers from the Castelnuovo territory and we are part of the Consorzio Chianti Classico. We want to preserve and showcase the landscapes, food and wine heritage of our territory.”

And here are the “magnificent 27” wines, tasted during lunch and then from 3pm to 7pm, in a wine tasting event open to the public: Bindi Sergardi, Borgo Scopeto, Canonica a Cerreto, Carpineta Fontalpino, Castell’in Villa, Castello di Bossi, Castello di Selvole, Dievole, Fattoria dell’Aiola, Fattoria di Corsignano, Fattoria di Petroio, Fèlsina, La Lama, Lecci e Brocchi, Losi Querciavalle, Oliviera, Podere Le Trosce, Podere Scheggiolla, Poggio Bonelli, San Felice, Tenuta Cappellina, Tenuta di Arceno, Terra di Seta, Tolaini, Vallepicciola, Villa a Sesta, Villa di Geggiano.

Here the Sangiovese is king: “In our top wines – adds Elena Gallo – Gran Selezione or Riserva, we are working more and more on the purity and exaltation of our grape variety. We are also interested in evaluating its characteristics based on the different territories where the vineyards are located. Geographically, we are at the southernmost point of the Chianti Classico territory: I believe that the wine producers belonging to Classico Berardenga want to underline a well-established fact, that this is an ideal terroir”.

She remembers, with pride, that “we have also made a magnum called Terra Vocata, a blend made by Gioia Cresti with the wines of the 27 producers, which was donated to the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella during his recent visit to Siena”.

Valeria Viganò, president of the Unione Viticoltori di Panzano in Chianti, comments on this choice of great territorial identity, which Panzano did 20 years ago: “Our basic idea? To offer the highest quality while safeguarding the common interests and respecting the territory. Our message? There’s strength in unity. Just think that today 90% of the wine growing territory (600 hectares) is organic”.

“We should try to deepen our knowledge – concludes Leonardo Bellaccini, oenologist from San Felice – so that our Chianti Classico can continue to be a reference point for Italian wine globally”.

Matteo Pucci