2017 closes with great news on the Gallo Nero markets: in fact, for the third consecutive year sales registered more than 37 million bottles of Chianti Classico all over the world. This is an historical milestone for an appellation that boasts a growth of marketed product that in these last eight years – since 2009, the world crisis darkest year – has reached nearly 50%.
On February 12th and 13th the Chianti Classico “Collection” is back at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence to present the latest vintages of Gallo Nero to the press and professionals. A record number of participating producers: 186 wineries with up to 659 wines, 59 preview barrel samples of 2017 vintage, and 92 tastings of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione.
Despite a slight decline in volume, the export year 2017 exceeded all expectations: with a steep increase in the value of exports, to 158.6 million Euros, Austria cracked the 150-million-Euro barrier for the first time – in addition to which, average price per litre reached a new all-time high of 3.39 Euros.
Sunday 11th and Wednesday 14th of February in 2018, the producers of San Gimignano present their new vintages of Vernaccia di San Gimignano in the rooms of the De Grada Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: a unique opportunity to discover the products of the 2017 grape harvest and the Reserves from 2016 and previous years.
For the first time this year, the Anteprima of the Consorzio Vino Chianti is held together with the Consorzio Tutela del 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.