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4 Facts about Chianti Classico
In 1716, the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III de’ Medici created official borders of the Chianti wine region. This was the precursor to the DOC system of today, and the first of its kind in Europe. 
These original boundaries set up by the duke now define the Chianti Classico region – the brightest orange area on the map below. 
Chianti Classico wines must follow a strict set of quality standards: they must be aged for at least a year, be a minimum of 80% sangiovese, have a maximum yield of 7.5 tons/hectare. 
On the bottle, Chianti Classico wines are defined by the Gallo Nero symbol. This black rooster can be found on the neck of every bottle and has been the symbol of Chianti for centuries. 

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