Last Friday, Antonio Galloni published his Vinous report on the new releases from Chianti Classico, in which he called the region, “one of the most dynamic winemaking scenes in all of Italy”.
Galloni added, looking past the Riservas, Gran Riservas and single-vineyard bottling, “most of these wines are priced in the $25 range, which makes Chianti Classico one of the best regions in the world for transparent wines that capture the essence of site and vintage as expressed by Sangiovese, all at prices the average consumer can still afford”.
So far in 2020, we have observed exactly that. The average value of a Chianti Classico trade is £29 per bottle (£353 per 12×75), a quarter of the price of the average Liv-ex trade, making these Chianti Classicos top notch drinking wines, and reliably affordable.
Galloni isn’t the only critic praising the region, Monica Larner of the Wine Advocate declared Chianti Classico her favourite Italian wine territory in a 2018 report. Remarkably, Chianti Classico remains somewhat of a trade secret, but by the looks of trade year-to-date, seen below, its time in the shadows may be coming to an end.
Attached are LIVE offers of Chianti Classico – starting at £65 per 6×75 for the 89-point Poggio Scalette, Chianti Classico 2018.