Hi folks, here we are, finally September has arrived and take your time before, explore Chianti Classico wines, to understand it. In Septmeber we harvest grapes.
Most of the wineries have started picking their grapes to produce the new vintage of the squisite Chianti Classico, the famous black rooster wine.
Let’s explore Chianti Classico wines together.
Most of the Non-Italian readers will refer to this wine as Chianti but this is wrong, there are 8 different areas to produce Chianti in Tuscany and the Classico area is by far the most important and the oldest of them all. It’s a generalization but Chianti Classico is more structured and succulent than other Chianti. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chianti_(region)
The main grape used is Sangiovese, keep it in mind cause if you come to Tuscany you are going to hear a lot of this word Sangiovese, Sangiovese, Sangiovese. This grape is used for almost all reds produced here in Tuscany. So better do a little research on this grape and its characteristics before visiting the Chianti Classico or Brunello di Montalcino or Nobile di Montepulciano or Morellino di Scansano wine areas. Let’s say before booking your ticket to travel to Tuscany, read and taste Sangiovese grape wines to get an idea of what we are producing here.
If you are looking for a wine region to explore by foot and taste delicious wines, Chianti Classico is your place.
Right now in September the vineyards are super busy collecting grapes and trying to get the best ones squeezed for the new wine. https://www.outoftheboxflorence.com/2020/09/21/harvesting-in-tuscany/
The weather this year has been almost perfect, good sun and good rain, still very dry like we are getting used. So everybody is thrilled about the new vintage that is expected to be really really good. We will find out next October when this year wine will be released on the market, not before that.
The main characteristics of a young Chianti Classico are red fruits aromas(cherries, plums, and others) red flowers (violet and roses) some aromatics herbs(thyme and rosemaries), dry and stringent tannins. Refreshing sensation during the hot tuscan summers.
If can find 3 types of Chianti Classico in the market: Chianti Classico DOCG, Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico Great selection.
Best way to taste them is to come here and visit vineries. Hiking is more fun.