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Will Chianti Classico’s Gran Selezione Designation Guarantee Quality?

The new Gran Selezione designation promises stricter quality standards. At Agricola San Felice, the new bottling is the result of years of research

Posted: April 16, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

The Consorzio of Chianti Classico introduced its new designation—Gran Selezione—in 2013. It represents the pinnacle of a quality pyramid whose base are the Chianti Classico annate and mid-tier riserva. The goal is to have stricter standards to drive quality and inspire consumer confidence in the wines of Chianti Classico.

Currently, there is a lot of confusion between Chianti, which can be produced from a large area in central Tuscany, bottled by a company that doesn’t grow any grapes and sell for as little as $10 and estate grown and bottled wine from the Classico zone in the heart of the entire Chianti area.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

12 Racy Chardonnays from Puligny-Montrachet

New reviews of affordable whites from one of Burgundy’s top appellations

Posted: April 4, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

March 31, 2014 Issue  :  Savvy Shopper

Bordeaux Values, German Riesling, California Reds

Posted: March 31, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Crosstown Traffic, Part 2: Maison Alex Gambal

Beaune négociant Alex Gambal has a potentially outstanding lineup of 2012 red and white Burgundies

Posted: March 25, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson has just returned from Burgundy, where he tasted the 2012 vintage. Here are his tasting notes and non-blind scores from his visit to Maison Alex Gambal.

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Crosstown Traffic, Part 1: Chanson Père & Fils

The 2012 Burgundy vintage at Chanson confirms this domaine's lineup is flying under the radar

Posted: March 11, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson has just returned from Burgundy, where he tasted the 2012 vintage. Here are his tasting notes and non-blind scores from his visit to Domaine Chanson.

Feb. 28, 2014 Issue  :  Features

Cru Beaujolais, Etna Reds, Soave

Posted: February 28, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

Feb. 28, 2014 Issue  :  Savvy Shopper

German Riesling, Old World Reds, Late-Bottled Port

Posted: February 28, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Temperature Rising at Domaine Faiveley

Faiveley continues a hot streak with a terrific range of 2012 Burgundies

Posted: February 27, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson has just returned from Burgundy, where he tasted the 2012 vintage. Here are his tasting notes and non-blind scores from his visit to Domaine Faiveley.

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Patience in Pommard

Tasting the 2012 Burgundies at Domaine de Courcel

Posted: February 11, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson has just returned from Burgundy, where he tasted the 2012 vintage. Here are his tasting notes and non-blind scores from his visit to Domaine de Courcel in Pommard.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Red Burgundy Values

New reviews of well-priced wines from the villages of Chorey-lès-Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune and Pernand-Vergelesses

Posted: February 7, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

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