The most important wine event of the year for Chianti Classico producers is the Chianti Classico Collection, the preview event held each year in Florence, Italy in February. In 2019 the dates are February 11 and 12th. This year #CCC2019 will be open to the general public for the first time on the afternoon of Jan 12.
The Chianti Classico Collection event is organized by the Consorzio Chianti Classico, the consortium that promotes and sets rules for producers in this territory. The event kicks off on Monday, February 11th and is open to the public from 9:30 am to 6:30pm. During these times, there will be stands set up by all the producers and you will be able to taste their products in a special preview: the first tasting of the new Annata, Riserva and Gran Selezione wines, with sommelier service. This year, more than 150 producers will be present! At 12:30pm a light lunch will be served. There will also be a roundtable about current issues in winemaking, which will be live streamed (location and time TBD, last entrance at 5:30pm), and visitors can enjoy a tasting of Olive Oil DOP Chianti Classico from the 2018 harvest.
The day of Tuesday February 12 is reserved to the press, where tastings will be managed by sommeliers.
To get a sense of what to expect at the Chianti Classico Collection, here is a nice video from a previous edition!
The Dievole team looks forward to welcoming you on the Monday, where we will be serving in preview our Chianti Classico 2017 and Chianti Classico Riserva 2016, as well as some new products — stay tuned.
This event is exclusively reserved for operators in the wine sector and the press.