Passport to Chianti Classico

Twelve essential Sangiovese in two mixed cases

The WineAlign Exchange is thrilled to partner with the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico for this inaugural international Passport case offer, an exclusive partnership with Tuscany’s famous wine region, 12 of its most iconic producers and their sangiovese of exceptional quality.  WineAlign writers have been fortunate to take in the region’s renowned history, food, olive oil and vineyards, but most importantly relationships have been forged with so many producers and custodians of what is affectionately called the Gallo Nero. The Passport cases are a culmination of years of learning, tasting and hard work. They are the first of their kind for WineAlign and the 12 wines chosen are foremost a decision made collectively after the critics each sat down to taste dozens of examples. The wines are also an extension of what new facets and nuances about Chianti Classico’s sangiovese the writers have learned as recent as February 2020 in Florence, Italy.

At this time travel for work and also pleasure remains unknowable and it will be this way, at least for the immediate future. All of us have to wait and see when the next visit can be possible, to again take in the hills and landscapes where Italy’s most important grape variety is grown and made into the Black Rooster wines. That is why the partners at WineAlign have joined hands with the Consorzio, Chairman Giovanni Manetti, the producers and sangiovese to orchestrate a different kind of sensory experience. Now there’s an opportunity for the region’s wines to be delivered to our doorsteps. Two unique Chianti Classico mixed cases, each a masterclass in a box.

These Passport to Chianti Classico mixed cases celebrate the three levels of the region’s appellations. Case number one explores the youthful freshness of sangiovese and the subtle differences found in the eight communes and their soils. Case number two brings together bolder, fuller-bodied, more structured and cellar worthy Chianti Classico.


Since 1716 Chianti Classico has preserved the unique qualities of its native land and soils and it is the Black Rooster that protects the wines from all imitations

These cases represent a group of 12 leading Chianti Classico wineries but also the more than 350 producers in the territory. Over the last several weeks the WineAlign critics have tasted through dozens of high-quality sangiovese represented by Ontario agents and selected 12 outstanding examples. Every wine selected has been reviewed and endorsed unanimously by the hard-to-please WineAlign critics. These 12 wines will be bundled into two carefully orchestrated cases for delivery directly to your door.  The first case includes Chianti Classico DOCG and Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG to express a cross-section of the area’s most drinkable sangiovese. The second and more premium case is a selection emblematic of all three appellative tiers, including Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG, the style of wine that resides at the top of the appellative pyramid. Through this offer you may order one or if you are so inclined, both cases at once and receive them for delivery in early to mid-July. This offer is a risk free way to get orchestrated cases of great Chianti Classico wines delivered to your door.

The cost of Case #1 is $357 plus delivery and for Case #2 $568 plus delivery. Both cases will ship in early to mid July.

The Wines

Case #1 – (Order Case #1 here)

Luiano Chianti Classico DOCG 2018

Rocca Delle Macìe Chianti Classico DOCG Tenuta Sant’Alfonso 2017

Cappone Chianti Classico DOCG 2016

Frescobaldi Chianti Classico DOCG Tenuta Perano 2016

San Felice Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Il Grigio 2016

Il Molino Di Grace Chianti Classico DOCG Corretta 2015


Case #2 – (Order Case #2 here)

Fèlsina Chianti Classico 2017

Bibbiano Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

Tenuta Carobbio Chianti Classico DOCG 2015

I Fabbri Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG ‘I Fabbri’ 2015

Monte Bernardi Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Sa’Etta 2015

San Fabiano Calcinaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG Cellole 2015