Note: Eleven subzones within Chianti Classico DOCG have been proposed, for the Gran Selezione level only at this point. If approved as expected with retroactive effect, the first such wines could be released in July 2022.Read more here
Grapes for Gran Selezione can be harvested only from the winery’s own vineyards
Minimum alcohol level: 12.0% for Rosso; 12.5% for Riserva; 13.0% for Gran Selezione
Residual sugar: Maximum 4 g/l (0.4%)
Aging: For Rosso, minimum approx. 1 year (ERD = October 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 24 months, including 3 months in bottle (ERD = January 1, V+3); for Gran Selezione, minimum 30 months, including 3 months in bottle (ERD = July 1, V+3)
Last Disciplinare Modification:
Note: The basic level for Chianti Classico wines—that is, those not at the Riserva or Gran Selezione level—is referred to as Annata, although that is generally not a term used on labels.