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Chianti Classico new releases: A buyer’s guide

Michaela Morris reports on the latest releases from Chianti Classico, including the recently bottled 2017s, plus Riserva and Gran Selezione bottlings from 2016 and 2015.

I landed in sun-bathed Tuscany in mid-February for the annual presentation of the region’s new releases. Starting off in Florence, the Chianti Classico Collection 2019 tasting offered 730 wines from almost 200 estates.

The annata wines from the notoriously hot and dry 2017 vintage held some juicy surprises, while highlights of 2015 and 2016 Riserva and Gran Selezione confirmed these as excellent vintages.

See all Chianti Classico latest release tasting notes

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