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Chianti D.O.C.G.

Chianti wine is an invention of the nature and culture of the most well-known and loved region of Italy in the world.
The beauty, history, sensations and unique flavors of Tuscany are all reflected in this wine, which is one of the primary symbols of Made in Italy.

The same grape varieties have existed for centuries throughout its vast production area, with Sangiovese being the most widely cultivated but other varieties in smaller quantities may be added as long as they have been cultivated within the territory.
Their combination and character, the body and aromas that different soils, altitudes and microclimates transmit, give life to Chianti Wine with the Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin (DOCG) designation.

The Chianti Wine Consortium has been responsible for the quality of the wine since 1927.
The Consortium inspects the entire chain of production, including grape selection, vinification, verification of the chemical, physical and organoleptic characteristics, and bottling operations, to ensure compliance with the DOC and DOCG requirements established in 1967, and legally recognized in 1984.

The Consortium also oversees the Colli dell’Etruria Centrale DOC and the Vino Santo del Chianti DOC wines. It has been appointed by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF) as the official inspector of the entire chain of wine production in Italy (Erga Omnes).
The work of the Consortium and its members, which include producers, historic wineries, wine merchants and cooperative wineries, guarantees the greatest degree of transparency in terms of the production and marketing of Chianti DOCG.

Chianti DOCG wine is produced in the provinces of Arezzo, Florence Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.



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