Question: Are there going to be rule changes coming to Gran Selezione Chianti Classico?
Answer: Yes the Chianti Classico Consorzio have now agreed to make regulatory changes mostly starting with the 2027 vintage (2030 release) for Gran Selezione (which was introduced in 2014). Summary:
1) Permitting (but not required) to be named on wine labels revised geographic sub-divisions called UGA (additional geographical units) on Gran Selezione. Encouraging a sense of “place” for Chianti Classico.
2) Raising minimum Sangiovese now at 80% to 90%. Note Brunello di Montalcino now is at 100%.
3) Restricting remaining 0% to 10% allowed to only native Italian grape varieties and not international ones. Encouraging traditional Chianti styling.
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