Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico

Via Sangallo, 41, Loc. Sambuca, 50028 Tavarnelle V.P. (FI)
Italy

Telephone +39 055 82285
Fax +39 055 8228173

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 16 / H50
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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand H50

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

Contact

Christine Lechner

Eventorganisation

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+39 055 8228523

Email
lechner@chianticlassico.com

Silvia Fiorentini

Press and Communication

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+39 0558228522

Email
fiorentini@chianticlassico.com

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Mar 13, 2017

CHIANTI CLASSICO: CUORE, CARATTERE, CULTURA

Chianti Classico wines at ProWein:  the statistics for the appellation

 Excellent results for the Black Rooster market: for the seventh year running a positive sales trend for Chianti Classico with an overall increase of 48.5% since 2009, the darkest year of the worldwide recession. In 2016 285,500 hectolitres of Chianti Classico were sold, the best result of the last decade.

Regarding the traditional markets, the USA was once again in the lead in 2016 with 32% of total sales (+1% compared to 2015), followed by Italy with 22% (+2%) and Germany with 13% (+1%). Canada is next (8%), then the UK  and Scandinavia (both 5%), and lastly Switzerland, Japan, Benelux, China and Hong Kong, Russia and France.

Ninety-three years after it was created, the members of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico, the first wine producers’ association in Italy, have risen to 580, 376 of which are estates presenting their own labels on the market.

Today the Chianti Classico area can rightly be defined as a true “productive district” counting on numbers worthy of a large company, and a global turnover estimated at over 900 million euro, bottled wine production values of about 400 million euro, and  lastly olive oil production equal to 10 million euro.

This is a summary of the economic overview of Chianti Classico, one of Tuscany’s - and Italy’s – leading winemaking zones, which will be present at Pro-Wein over the next few days, with 45 estates present at the Consorzio’s own 273 m² stand (Halle 16 H50).
 
“We have said goodbye to a very intense year,” confirms Chairman of the Consortium, Sergio Zingarelli. “I remember 2016 as the year of our denominations 300° Anniversary, a year rich in important events that helped develop and consolidate the image of Gallo Nero in Italy and around the world. Today we have great challenges ahead, including our area’s candidacy as a UNESCO world heritage site.”

Chianti Classico is an area that can rightly be considered as one of the most representative in the world of man’s ability to shape the environment while guaranteeing reproduction of the landscape’s resources, economic activity and conservation of its historical and architectural heritage.
 
This ability is probably the most important cultural feature of Chianti people, and has enabled them to hand down from generation to generation a substantially unspoilt heritage thanks to their main economic activity. Without our wine – and the efforts of wine producers – it would not be possible to care for and maintain the land. And without our wine, the image of Chianti would never have had the success which has made it one of Europe’s most desirable tourist destinations.

Chianti Classico is after all a blend of “heart, character and culture (cuore, carattere, cultura)”, and this is the claim that has been chosen in the first half of 2017, to announce the presence of Gallo Nero wines at the sector’s leading trade fairs.

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Mar 13, 2017

CHIANTI TELLERS

Chianti Tellers: The world of Black Rooster narrated by its people
Paintings, portraits, moments in time, life stories lived in Chianti: in 25 original photos, the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico has decided to pay homage to those who live in its production area. Not only those who have helped make its name famous worldwide, but also those characters whose daily life, carrying out their work or simply expressing their identity, represents an important piece in the mosaic of Chianti culture.

The Chianti Classico Collection, held in Florence, hosted the inauguration of this beautiful photographic exhibition entitled “Chianti Tellers”, depicting various Chianti characters in their daily life, from artisans to an architects, a pharmacist, a scientist, an artist, a butcher-poet, and many others working in unusual professions. Today a special selection of these photos are presented at the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico stand at Pro-Wein (Halle 16 H50).

In their long history, Chianti’s residents (both by birth and by adoption) have always drawn strength from their roots throughout the various periods of their history, continually improving what they had and held dear. It is thanks to this strength of character and  determination that Chianti has become an area loved by the world, a unique and unrepeatable example of the human ability to combine beauty, social balance and economic growth.

Sergio Zingarelli, Chairman of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico and the only direct representative of the world of wine in this project, explains: “The exhibition aims to give a face to all the human and productive energy, as well as wine, behind the daily efforts to make our wonderful land great. Wine is the result of extraordinary synthesis between human and natural elements, not only and specifically during production. In some cases, like Chianti Classico, this relationship shapes the land and those who live there: our wine wouldn’t be the same without Chianti and the people of this area, and the world they grew up in would be different, without Black Rooster”.

Dario Garofalo, a young but well-established Tuscan photographer, responded to the Consorzio’s call with a story in highly effective and attractive images, to offer visitors an ideal journey through Chianti, face to face with its people. He did so in a highly unusual, almost pictorial style: sometimes using a quasi-Caravaggian light, with objects and people backlit or lit in a theatrical way, at others playing with perspective, like the frame of a window that becomes a stage, or an unusual background detail that draws the eye.

Starting in April, the full exhibition will be permanently on view at the Casa Chianti Classico in Radda in Chianti, the heart of the area (casachianticlassico.it), but other stages are being planned for the coming months.

The people of Chianti, with their profound humanity, will contribute through this exhibition to perfecting the role they already embody: valuing a territory that is nominated to become one of the most prestigious heritage sites in the world.

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Chianti Classico – the Orginal

Chianti Classico originates in the heart of Tuscany, in a growing zone reaching Florence to the north and Siena to the south and encompassing nine municipal areas: all of Castellina, Gaiole, Greve and Radda in Chianti, and part of Barberino Val d’Elsa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, San Casciano and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.

This is the birthplace of one the best-known and most widely appreciated wines in the world, guaranteed by the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) certification which is the peak of the quality scale for Italian wines. Chianti Classico, with its distinctive and unmistakeable trademark, the Black Rooster, is governed by production specifications which include a minimum of 80% Sangiovese grapes in the blend for this, the only “oldest zone of origin”, defined in its boundaries in 1716 by an edict issued by Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
                                                                                                                                                                        
Today, the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico consists of 566 member producers, of which around 370 sell their wine under their own label but are united by a shared symbol: only bottles displaying the traditional Black Rooster trademark contain true Chianti Classico wine.

The following wine estates are present personally:
Badia a Coltibuono, Bartali, Bibbiano, Bindi Sergardi, Borgo Casa al Vento, Borgo la Stella, Brancaia, Cafaggio, Casale dello Sparviero, Castelli del Grevepesa, Castello di Meleto, Castello di Monastero,
Castello di Monsanto, Castello di Verrazzano, Castello di Volpaia, Castello Vicchiomaggio, Dievole, Famiglia Nunzi Conti, Fattoria di Ruppiano, Fattoria Le Fonti, Fattoria San Michele a Torri, Fèlsina,
Fontodi, Il Colombaio di Cencio, La Sala, Le Regge, Lornano, Losi Querciavalle, Luiano, Nittardi, Orsumella, Piemaggio, Querciabella, Renzo Marinai, Riecine, Rocca di Cispiano, Ruffino, Tenuta Carobbio, Terra di Seta, Vecchie Terre di Montefili, Vignamaggio, Villa Calcinaia, Villa S. Andrea, Villa Trasqua, Viticcio

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