The Chianti Classico
Chianti Classico appellation lies in a beautiful hilly area between Siena and Florence. It is the oldest wine territory of the world: Cosimo III de’ Medici, Granduke of Tuscany, legally defined the boundaries of this area in 1716. A black rooster, its symbol, is present on all bottles of Chianti Classico. The Bindi Sergardi estates lie in the south part of the appellation, in the Comune of Castelnuovo Berardenga; given its history enwined with Siena and the proximity to the city, the wine produced in this municipality is considered to be the “most” Sienese Chianti Classico. The Sangiovese grape, thanks to the characteristics of the climate, terrains and altitude, reaches here its highest and unique expression.
The Chianti Colli Senesi
Chianti Colli Senesi is the wine produced in the hills surrounding the city of Siena, where vineyards have lined the slopes since antiquity. There are three main clusters of Chianti Colli Senesi wine production: north (Monteriggioni), southwest (Montalcino) and southeast (Montepulciano, Pienza, Chiusi). Chianti Colli Senesi has an appealing personality and grace which have made it popular for five centuries. This red wine is made with minimum 75% Sangiovese grapes, the traditional Tuscan varietal.
Chianti wine is made primarily with Sangiovese grapes grown in delimited production areas in the provinces of Siena, Florence, Pistoia, Pisa, Prato and Arezzo. The gentle, amply terraced hills and valleys of the area offer fine wine coming from vineyards which are traditional symbols of the Tuscan landscape. The beauty, history, sensations, and unique flavors of Tuscany, the most well-known and loved region of Italy in the world, are all reflected in this fresh and fruity wine.