After working for decades to improve what they offered the public, winemakers in Chianti, at the heart of Tuscany, are reaching new heights of quality. The latest milestone in the evolution of the region is the new UGA designation (Unità Geografiche Aggiuntive) for the top Chianti Classico producers. This issue's cover story offers an indispensable guide to understanding Chianti Classico's development into a wine region brimming with highly rated bottlings and world-class values.
Plus, tasting reports on Tuscany and white Burgundy, Southern Hemisphere value buys and Peter Sisseck's transformation of Spanish winemaking through his flagship bottling, Pingus.
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