The current list of the American Wine Enthusiast magazine awards first place to San Felice’s Chianti Classico Gran Selezione.
The wine is “Il Grigio 2011”, produced by the San Felice estate: Gallo Nero’s top wine, followed by plenty of other Italian wines (17, just behind France, with 18 wines, and the US with 30). The list was compiled after tasting over 19,800 wines from all over the world, from Old and New Worlds, and this edition displays the huge variety of excellent wines on the market, each one selected for many reasons including the value for money reflected by the high quality, availability on the market and the buzz generated, that indefinable X-factor linked to public interest.
As stated in the release issued by the consortium, “2015 was an outstanding year for Italian wines in the Wine Enthusiast,” Kerin O’Keefe told Wine News. “This is the first time an Italian wine has taken the top spot in the “Top 100 Best Buys” and second place in “Top Cellar Selections”. Now, San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011 is number 1 in the “Enthusiast 100”. I am very proud and happy that out of almost 20,000 reviews this year in Wine Enthusiast (about 3,000 for Italy), Italian wines have displayed their class, finesse and worth.”
“The Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico learned the news about The Enthusiast 100 with the greatest satisfaction,” explains the Chairman, Sergio Zingarelli. “To be chosen as a symbol of excellence in the worldwide winemaking sector crowns our hard work and rewards the cohesive nature of our consortium, the brave and intelligent choices we have made together in recent years, starting with the creation of a new type of Chianti Classico, Gran Selezione, which is now attracting the spotlight of international press.”