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Saturday, November 9 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Drink Seminar: Discover Chianti Classico: An Italian Legend

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Presenter: Iain Philip
If practice makes perfect, the Italian winemakers behind Chianti Classico must find themselves with a lot of time on their hands. Since Etruscans times vines are cultivated in Tuscany and the wineries in Chianti have been making the eponymous wine since the 14th century, although the character and composition of the blend have changed significantly since then. Wine educator Iain Philip will talk about what distinguishes the 8 Chianti Classico municipalities from each other, as well as the differences between Chianti Classico, Riserva, and Gran Selezione (a new category introduced in 2014 that requires all grapes to come from a producer's own estate, and all wines to be approved by a special tasting committee). Guests will taste a range of Chianti Classico wines that illustrate regional differences.

  1. Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione Il Grigio da San Felice 2015
  2. Famiglia Cecchi Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione Valore di Famiglia 2015
  3. Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione La Prima 2015
  4. San Fabiano Calcinaia Chianti Classico DOCG Organic 2016
  5. Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva
  6. Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2016
  8. Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione Castello Fonterutoli 2015
  9. Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione Strada al Sasso 2015
  1. Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Carobbio 2013
  1. Chianti Classico DOCG Fontodi 2015/2016
  1. Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Carpineto 2015


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Whistler Conference Centre 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V8E 1J2

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