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 collaboration 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 recently as February 2020 in Florence, Italy.

These Passport to Chianti Classico mixed cases celebrate the three levels of the region’s appellations. Passport to Chianti Classico (Case #1) explores the youthful freshness of sangiovese and the subtle differences found in the eight communes and their soils. Passport to Premium Chianti Classico (Case #2) 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.

Michael Godel’s article covering the last three vintages of Chianti Classico DOCG confirms the territory’s ability to consistently achieve another level of quality. Read it here.