Recently it has been made known that the Chianti Classico winemakers have bidded together in order for them to get their region listed as UNESCO world heritage site. This particular move by Chianti Classico would be following in the footsteps of Barolo, Champagne, Burgundy, and also the footsteps of the company known as St-Emilion.
- To win, producers must prove that Chianti’s landscape is of ‘outstanding universal value’.
- Italy has more UNESCO world heritage sites – 51 – than any other country. Seven of those are in Tuscany.
- Applications for the Prosecco producing Valdobbiadene-Conegliano hills and the Nebbiolo vineyards on the terraced slopes of the Valtellina are also in the pipeline.
“Chianti Classico winemakers are bidding to get their region listed as a UNESCO world heritage site”