Actually China is still a big country of tea tasters. However, Chinese are very open to the new things, so more and more Chinese drink coffee and wine.
The Chianti Rural District got the green light from the Region of Tuscany with a decree signed off last 15th January. The aim of this body, established in November 2017, is to work all together in order to attract investments and promote the quality of this area
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.