For the seventh year running, last year saw a positive sales trend for Chianti Classico, with an overall increase of 48.5% since 2009. In 2016, 285,500 hectolitres of Chianti Classico were sold – the best result of the last decade. The USA was once again in the lead in 2016 with 32% of total sales, followed by Italy with 22% and Germany with 13%. In the first 5 months of 2017, the trend of sales growth has also been confirmed.
Chianti Classico, with its unmistakeable trademark, the Black Rooster, is governed by production specifications which include a minimum of 80% Sangiovese grapes in the blend for this, Italy’s “oldest zone of origin”.
Sergio Zingarelli, Chairman of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico, says the result rewards the time-consuming work of relaunching the DOCG zone in recent years, culminating in the presentation of Gran Selezione, the new type of Chianti Classico, on the market in 2014: “This great wine has raised the quality of our designation and met with great critical success, thus helping consolidate Chianti Classico’s place among the best wines in the world.”
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