The battle continues with the new Chianti Gran Selezione
On 11th November, the Chianti Wine Consortium announced a change to the production regulations in order to introduce the Gran Selezione, at the top of the quality pyramid: the flask is forbidden, minimum alcohol content is 13% (12% for basic Chianti) and at least 30 months of ageing.
The approval process will last two years, but a backdated effect will be requested: anyone who wants to, will be able to produce Chianti with Gran Selezione criteria. The news has unleashed a harsh reaction from the Gallo Nero producers, who have been using the Gran Selezione since 2014.
Chianti Rufina, moreover, has distanced itself, “The changes are different to what the consortium asked for,” explains the president, Cesare Coda Nunziante, referring to the “Selezione di Vigna” project, which the producers will follow up, ready to give up Chianti Gran Selezione.
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