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Chianti Classico Area

chianti classico: 300 years of history

Grand Duke


Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, officially delimited the production zone of Chianti wine.



Creation of the Consortium for the Protection of Chianti wine and its mark of origin; the trademark chosen is the Black Rooster.



The adjective ``Classico`` is added by ministerial decree to distinguish the original Chianti from the wine made outside the territory delimited in 1716.



Chianti Classico obtains DOCG status (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin), the highest recognition for premium Italian wines.

Independent DOCG


should be Independent DOCG

Chianti Classico Production zone


A change to an Italian law bans the production of Chianti wine in Chianti Classico production zone.

Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico


The assembly of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico members approves a set of changes to production regulations leading to an authentic revamping of the denomination. Gran Selezione is born.



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