Chianti Classico Collection 2020

As promised in last Thursday’s post, today we are going to reveal which Ricasoli 1141 wines will be present at the Chianti Classico Collection 2020.

But first, a bit of information about the event.

The Chianti Classico Collection takes place during the Anteprime Toscane, a week in which all the Tuscan territories and their consortia show their wines in a preview: it’s  exciting to have the chance to try them, with the awareness of tasting new creations that see the light for the first time. This moment in the year is highly anticipated and appreciated, so much so that over the years it has become an appointment not to be missed for many journalists and employees in the sector.  

There is the Chianti Classico Collection at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, in Montepulciano the preview of the Nobile wines, in San Gimignano that of their wines, the same in Montalcino and so on. 

In particular, the Collection at Leopolda is always highly appreciated and the object of a number of compliments because it is organized in an exemplary way. The large space of the old station is divided into two great adjacent parts, one area reserved for producers, each with their own counter where they display their wines, and the other area reserved for the press. In this second area, a magnificent central roundup counter holds all the wines from which the sommeliers draw, at the request of the tasters, who can stay at their stations and comfortably review the wines they have tasted.

In the upcoming Chianti Classico Collection there will be 200 producers with 740 labels, and among these we would now like to unveil which of our 5 will be there: Colledilà 2016, Roncicone 2016 and CeniPrimo 2016 (the three Sangiovese crus) for the press area, while in the area of the producers these will be flanked by Castello di Brolio 2016 and Brolio 2018; the latter will be a barrel sample because not yet bottled.

The three Sangiovese crus, which came to light less than a year ago after more than 10 years of study, and which received dizzying scores, on Monday and Tuesday will all be deployed and ready to be tasted by the many critics and tasters present in the press area. In the area reserved for producers, the magnificent three, flanked by our iconic wine, Castello di Brolio and our annata wine, Brolio, will be available to those who want to discover in preview the personality of the latest harvests. 

But the surprises are not over yet: in the space dedicated to the Vin Santo managed by the Sommeliers, you will find 3 bottles of Castello di Brolio Vin Santo 2011 and in the space dedicated to DOP oil, 3 bottles of Brolio Monocultivar Moraiolo 2019. This oil has passed the final tasting of the Slow Food National Panel Test with the highest recognition of Great Slow Oil 2020; more detailed news will follow in a future post.

We’ll therefore be there with 4 Gran Selezione wines, 1 Annata wine, Vin Santo and Oil!

All that remains is to express our hope of seeing you at the biggest tasting of Chianti Classico, Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 February from 10 am until the evening.