Poggibonsi, Toscana, Italy


Chianti Classico is the biggest sub-area of Chianti, the heart of the old original Chianti area. We are in Tuscany, one of the most popular Italian region renown worldwide, where Chianti is divided into seven geographical zones, each with its own wine production, quality certification and label.

The Chianti Classico area is the most prestigious of all and it is limited to the provinces between Florence and Siena, counting only 14 councils (including Greve, Castellina, Gaiole and Radda, the first four to be officially recognised as Chianti producing areas). It is in this restricted geographical area, with a total of approximately 70,000 hectares, that one of the most famous and valued wine in the world is produced, the Chianti Classico. Chianti origin goes back to the 13th century when this area of Tuscany was officially identified as a wine region and its borders marked with and edict by the Gran Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III de Medici, in 1716.


The “black rooster” seal (or “gallo nero” in Italian) on the neck of the bottle, indicates that the producer of the wine is a member of the Chianti Classico Consortium, a local association of producers established in 1924 to protect the wine quality and its name.

The Vineyard …


In one of the fourteen councils of the Chianti Classico area, not far from the popular town of San Gimignano, we find the very distinctive and elegant wines, produced by Catine Guidi 1929. In their expert hands and driven by the extreme attention to details in search for the best quality, the Guidi family has used its passion and experience gained over the years in the wine industry to make some of the best products Tuscany has to offer today.

The estate was founded in the 1929 and it is ran today by the 4th generation of the family, showing the distinctive character of the wine making business and how their well-established know how was transferred year after year from father to son. Today the innovative creativity of Nicola and Giacomo Guidi has been a valuable addition to the experience of their father, Avio. This winning combination has led Cantine Guidi to renew itself, offering today an excellent range of wines that are the true expression of the Tuscan territory, like Chianti, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vernaccia of San Giminiano, amongst many others.

The company is today divided between the historical and administrative head quarter in Poggibonsi and the two production estates: “il Castagnolo” in San Gimignano and “lo Spadaio” in Barberino Val d’Elsa. The first is the area where the Chianti DOCG and the Vernaccia di San Giminiano DOCG are produced, while the latter is the area of production for the Chianti Classico DOCG.

From its origins, 90 years ago, the Guidi family always wanted to promote its own style and name, together with that of the region and of the country, because loving wine means sharing it with everyone.

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