– UGA/UGAs –
In order to be more accurate and unique, and to let consumers know where the more delicate production areas are located, the Chianti Classico Consorzio (if there is no accident) will add a new geographical system to the Chianti Classico DOCG in July 2023, called “UGA/UGAs” (Unita Geografiche Aggiuntive), which means “additional geographical units”, with a total of 11 locations including Radda, Greve, Gaiole, Castellina, Vagliagli, Lamole, Montefioralle, San Casciano, Panzano, Castelnuovo Berardenga and San Donato in Poggio, where our Fattoria Montecchio winery is located is also included.
But not all wineries in these 11 places can get the UGA certification, but must have the qualification to produce Gran Selezione (such as Fattoria Montecchio).
This is just the beginning to kick off a new chapter for Chianti Classico wine. It is the result of the people on this land who have working and promoting Chianti Classico wine for 30 years, and it deserves applause and encouragement.
* Picture from Chianti Classico Consorzio.
21-July-2023 by Vino Conte
【Chianti Classico DOCG of Fattoria di Montecchio】
To share with you some new news of this week. Firstly, Fattoria Montecchio was awarded by the international NGO Forest Stewardship Council, regarding the certification of reducing CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions, which uses high-quality corks, to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released during winemaking.
Secondly, Italian wine writer and taster Paolo Massobrio, at the Chianti Classico Collection wine tasting event held in Firenze, he specifically mentioned and introduced 4 out of the nearly 80 Chianti Classico wines which produced in 2019, which included our winery Fattoria Montecchio: “Fattoria Montecchio Chianti Classico DOCG 2019 gives depth to the nose where you gather balsamic notes as well as rhubarb and mint. It is pleasant and its tannins are fine and silky.” (Fattoria Montecchio dà profondità al naso dove cogli note balsamiche, ma anche rabarbaro e menta. È piacevole e i suoi tannini sono fini e setosi.)
Photo: In Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Santa Maria Novella, under the great corridor, is the place where the wine event held.