‘Full of adrenaline’ is how Matteo Vaccari of Cigliano di Sopra described the newly released 2021 Chianti Classico annata. That rush of excitement was palpable throughout the entire ‘Chianti Classico Collection’ anteprime event in Florence this year – and without any Covid restrictions, it was back to a full house.
My verdict after trying well over 200 wines across the annata, Riserva and Gran Selezione categories? Quality continues to soar – as does the number of certified organic wines.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for Michaela’s favourite new Chianti releases
Chianti Classico 2023 reports:
Chianti Classico: Top recommendations and best-value picks from 2023’s new releases
The wines are listed first by top recommendations then by best-value