Chianti Riserva vs Gran Selectione
2022 Apr 26

In order to upgrade´╗┐ the quality of Chianti Classico even further, a new top level in the Chianti hierarchy was created, Gran Selezione. Is this really a step up in quality or just a scheme to charge more? You can decide, as we pit four Chianti Classico Riserva against four Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from the highly rated 2015 and 2016 vintages.

The tasting will include information on what a winery must do in order for their wine to qualify as a Gran Selezione.

We will taste the following wines, blind as usual:

2015 Riserva
Felsina Berardenga
Castellare in Chianti

2015 Gran Selezione
Ricasoli Castello Brolio
Vignamaggio Monna Lisa

2016 Riserva
Mazzei Ser Lapo
Tenuta de Arceno

2016 Gran Selezione
Fontodi Vigne del Sorbo
San Felice Poggiorosso

We will hold the same tasting again, a few years out, in order to see how each category ages.

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