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Chianti Classico wine capital: Greve last day of Expo

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Chianti Classico, between stands around the Expo: "The 2015? It will be a very good year"

"Guest unanimous: "Ripe grapes and perfect . The year seems destined to be really outstanding

The Director General of the Chianti Classico Consortium visiting the Expo: "Quality wine outstanding"

Giuseppe Liberatore: "We are at an extraordinary average level. The 2015? It looks like a vintage fabulous"

Expo Chianti Classico 2015: ribbon cutting the banner of unity

Present the mayors of Chianti, two regional councilors, the president of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico

Expo Chianti Classico: start at 17. The Gazzettino update the official website

The editors of the online newspaper of Chianti working on www.expochianticlassico.com

The Black Rooster sings Expo, one large window in Greve in Chianti

More than 60 companies showcasing 10 to 13 September in Piazza Matteotti

Expo Chianti Classico number 45 : Greve become the cradle of the great Renaissance wine

The exhibition in 2014 in just four days was stormed by about 15 thousand wine tourists

The "men who do things" by Luca Carfagna: icon Expo Greve

The artist of Panzano in Chianti and its stylized human figures on jute: "Energetic and ironic"

"The Chianti Classico flies . We're almost to pre-crisis levels"

The analysis of the director of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico on the eve of the 45th Expo

What news! In 2016 stage of the Tour of Italy in the Chianti Classico

A time trial 40 km starting from Radda and arrival in Greve in Chianti

Chianti Classico: "The year? Prospects ok, but the accounts are made at the end of September"

On the eve of the Expo, the winemaker Dario Parenti makes predictions: "The Docg? I see it in great recovery"

Expo Chianti Classico, Remaschi : "Product quality the winning"

The regional minister for agriculture: "A showcase of great importance for all producers"

Waiting for 45th Edition "Chianti Classico Expo"

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Chianti Classico: "The year? Prospects ok, but the accounts are made at the end of September"

As every year, starting the Chianti Classico Expo, which will cut the ribbon Thursday, September 10 to 17 in Piazza Matteotti, we assess the situation vintage wine that will ... with an industry expert.

Giving us the pulse of the situation is Dario Parenti wine marketing and winemaker, who with his company (Le Uve) is located right in the heart of Chianti Classico. It follows that companies in the Chianti region and the rest of Tuscany.

 

Parenti, the question of questions: in the Chianti Classico that year will be that of 2015?

"So far the year has had a very positive trend: a spring with well distributed rains and an almost total absence of downy and powdery mildew, a very hot but that could take advantage of the excellent water reserve available for the development of the vine. Draw conclusions in early September is not yet possible for the Sangiovese, too many weather variables still in play in the coming weeks for this variety still far from being mature fenolicamente. The possibility of a good harvest is serious but with Sangiovese accounts you They are really at the end".

 

What kind of Chianti Classico wine see today? What is the position of our flagship wine in the world ...?

"After a lull due to many competitive factors, not least the entry of aggressive international markets of new production areas and a short period of "loss of identity"of Chianti Classico, it seems that there is a recovery. And not only for well-known manufacturers in quantity and quality, but also for smaller manufacturers who have been able to intercept niche markets: thanks to a clever promotion, to improve and update its level of quality and a good marketing work done by the consortium. The risks are, however, around the corner: an increase in production per hectare and the arrival on the market of a year "not excellent" as that of 2014 could slow this growth of image and economic value".

 

In this regard, do you think the role of IGT in our area has changed compared to previous years?

"Surely all production Tuscan Chianti Classico and beyond, is coming from the logic of hyper-structured wines to favor wines, albeit powerful, much more balanced in all its components. At the same time, however, they resist market segments that require high also wines more "international" based Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, bottled logically as IGT. It's a vision that remains in place and that the producers of the Classico is a valuable counterbalance powerful but traditional in Great Selection: a category in which many were skeptical (myself for example), but who seems to be paying off in many markets".

 

These days we celebrate the Chianti Classico with the largest exhibition in "his" territory, the Expo of Greve in Chianti: as it should be, for you, the bottle... perfect our top wine?

"Certainly based on the Sangiovese. Even at 100% where the climatic conditions allow it: the tannin vibrant, beautiful acidity and aromatic descriptors of our vineyard, when expressed with intelligence and balance bring the bottle a product impossible to replicate elsewhere in the world wine".

Interview from www.gazzettinodelchianti.it.