Chianti Wines Festivals 2016

Chianti Wine Festival in Panzano
Chianti Wine Festival in Panzano

The 2016 Chianti wines festivals around Villa le Barone are approaching.

They are held from September 8 to 11 in Greve in Chianti and from 15 to 18 September in Panzano in Chianti: buy a drink that you can store in memory, evaluate all Chianti Classico presented by the producers and walk back to Villa le Barone. To help you know these wines and prepare you for tastings, here is a quiz that will entertain you, hopefully!

  1. The Chianti is a wine from
    • Umbria
    • Emilia -Romagna
    • Tuscany
  2. The first rules defining the Chianti Classico were fixed by
    • Barone Ricasoli
    • Marchese Antinori
    • Marchese Mazzei
  3. A Chianti Classico wine must contain a minimum Sangiovese varietal percentage:
    • 60%
    •  70%
    • 80%
  4. The remaining 20% ​​may be varieties such as:
    • Canaiolo
    • Colorino
    • Other
  5. The symbol of the Chianti Classico wine is the:
    • Black Rooster
    • White Rooster
    • Black Horse
  6. The Chianti Classico appellation is a:
    • DOCG (Denomination of Origin of Controlled and Guaranteed
    • DOP (Protected Designation of Origin)
    • IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica
  7. The Chianti Classico Riserva has:
    • More than 2 years of age
    • Over 3 years old
    • Over 4 years of age
  8. A Super Tuscan wine is:
    • A red wine that does not follow Chianti Classico production regulations and which may include varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah
    • An IGT high quality wine
    • Both
Chianti Wine Festival in Greve
Chianti Wine Festival in Greve


  1. Tuscany
  2.  The first rules of the Chianti Classico composition were established by Baron Ricasoli, Prime Minister of Italy in the 19th century.
  3.  80%
  4.  3 varieties can be found in the Chianti Classico
  5. Black Rooster
  6. The Chianti Classico is a DOCG wine. There were 73 DOCG in 2014 in Italy and 332 DOCs
  7. The Chianti Riserva is kept three years in oak barrels before bottling
  8. Super Tuscans are IGT quality wines but do not follow the rules of composition of the Chianti Classico