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Deep Dive Wine Class: Chianti Classico for a New Era

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

Photo collage of Chianti Classico featuring the black rooster, wine bottles, a vineyard estate and wine writer Kevin Day

Chianti Classico is simultaneously Italy’s most recognizable wine and also its hardest to understand. That’s because it is a wine bound to ancient tradition that has somehow managed to adapt with the times throughout its history. Because of this, questions persist on what a true Chianti Classico ought to taste like. For instance, should it be a blend or a varietal Sangiovese? Should it be fresh and playful or serious and age-worthy?

The answer is, of course, that it is all of these things!

This year, I traveled to Chianti Classico to finally try and figure it all out. What I came away with was a firm grasp on its potential, what makes it special, who is making extraordinary wines now, and where it is all headed.

In this Deep Dive Wine Class, I will guide Italian wine lovers of all stripes through a detailed session on Chianti Classico: its history, its landscape, and how it is made. But I will also share insights directly from winemakers, and lead a tasting of three different categories of wine: the Chianti Classico, the Chianti Classico Riserva and the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione.

Should you choose to buy wines independently for this tasting, visit our special Study Guide for tips, tricks and recommendations.

An encore presentation will be given at a later date for those who cannot attend.

Note: This class is reserved for paying subscribers of Opening a Bottle.

To access the Zoom log-in, navigate to the Study Guide: Chianti Classico For a New Era. Guest passes for free access may become available closer to the event date. Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive word.

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– Practicing Organic
 – Certified Organic
 – Practicing Biodynamic
 – Certified Biodynamic
– Promotes Biodiversity
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– Heroic Viticulture
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– Clay Vessel Winemaking
– Family-Operated Winery
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