Chianti Classico working for recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site

President of the Consorzio reelected.

Giovanni Manetti / Credit: Bruno Bruchi
Giovanni Manetti / Credit: Bruno Bruchi

With the reelection of Giovanni Manetti as President of the Chianti Classico Consorzio, Italy’s most famous wine region is focusing its efforts on obtaining recognition by UNESCO.

Giovanni Manetti, the well-respected organic winemaker of the Fontodi estate in Panzano will be supported in his second term by his predecessor Sergio Zingarelli of Rocca delle Macìe, and Francesco Colpizzi of Castelli del Grevepesa, who were both also re-elected as vice-presidents. The three men will be working with the municipalities of Florence and Sienna and mayors of villages like Greve, San Casciano and Barberino Tavarnelle. to add the name of Chianti Classico to an Italian list UNESCO Heritage Sites that is already longer than that of any other country.

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