For the first time this year, the Anteprima of the Consorzio Vino Chianti is held together with the Consorzio Tutela del Morellino di Scansano.
Consortium’s Chairman Busi had this to say: “A first step to organising a ‘preview’ event involving multiple consortiums." Chairman Teglielli added “With the presence of Morellino di Scansano, we celebrate 40 years of the appellation.”
On 6th February 2018, more than 100 wineries and 500 types of wine ready to be tasted by the more than 2,000 visitors expected to attend “Chianti Lovers”, the new edition of the Anteprima promoted by Consorzio Vino Chianti, open to the public for the fourth year in a row. This year’s edition will feature the debut of the Consorzio Tutela del Morellino di Scansano (Consortium for Protection of Morellino di Scansano).
On Sunday, 11th February, from 4 pm until 9 pm(from 9:30 am until 4 pm the event is open to pass-holding sector operators only), doors are open at the Cavaniglia Pavilion of the Fortezza da Basso in Florence. The showcased wines are the 2017 Vintage and the 2015 Reserve, which is in the spotlight during this seventh edition of the event held for the second time at the Florence Tradeshow Grounds, which hosts the Consortium’s wineries along with those of the sub-zones: Rufina, Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colli Aretini, Montalbano, Colline Pisane, and Montespertoli.
This year’s novelty is the exceptional presence of the Consorzio Tutela del Morellino di Scansano, which decided to hold its first “preview” together with Consorzio del Chianti, and which is present with twenty wineries that will make their 2017 Vintage and 2015 Reserve available for tasting.
The Anteprima del Chianti is also a chance to take stock of 2017, a year hit by drought, frost and the problem with ungulates, during which the quantity decreased by up to 40% compared to the average. Luckily, these adverse conditions did not affect the quality of the product, which the Consortium assures will be excellent.
“We have the highest expectations ever for this year’s edition – explained Giovanni Busi, Chairman of Consorzio Vino Chianti – since, for the first time, the Consorzio del Chianti is not alone. Indeed, Morellino was the first to accept our proposal for a future collaboration between Consortiums when Preview time approaches. A collaboration that, in our opinion, can no longer be postponed if we want to be competitive at the international level, and to successfully deal with an increasingly difficult market. We are delighted to come back to the Fortezza Da Basso after last year’s huge success. This is the most waited-for event for wine lovers, and we are working hard to keep expectations high.”
“This year, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the appellation – added Rossano Teglielli, Chairman of Consorzio Tutela del Morellino di Scansano – and we are happy to do so with our participation in the Anteprima: a collaboration that will allow visitors to have an increasingly wider overview of the local wines, deepening their knowledge of Morellino di Scansano, expression of the Sangiovese in Maremma”.
During the Anteprima, the various scheduled initiatives include an aperitif with tasting of wines paired with food and DJ set. Moreover, thanks to the collaboration with the crystal factory FARA, all participants will receive a free wine goblet with the screen-printed caption #Chiantilovers, in limited edition.
Chiantiwine has a total production of approximately 800,000 hectolitres for a value of around € 400 million and approximately 100 million bottles on the market. Seventy per cent of the production is intended for the export markets, such as the U.S., Germany, the UK and Japan, with greater and greater focus on South America and Asia, where the Consortium is currently working on new trade relationships. The production chain of the currently first Italian Appellation of red still wine in terms of production/sales employs about 3,000 workers.
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