logo of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico
Castello di San Donato in Perano near Gaiole.

First-Taste Guide to Chianti Classico

Want to learn the basics on Chianti Classico? Start here. Our first-taste guide will give you three reasons to seek out these wines, as well as essential info on blends, terroir, categorization and specific wines to seek out for that "first taste."

Essential Winemakers of Italy from Chianti Classico

Curated by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Day. Access for paying subscribers only.

The Chianti Classico Archive

All articles and posts involving Chianti Classico and its wineries.

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– Biodiversity
– Polyculture
– Old Vines
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– Traditional Winemaking
– Clay Vessel Winemaking
– Family-Operated Winery
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– Co-operative Winery
– Négociant
– Stay at Winery
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