Faced with falling quality, winegrowers used grapes not authorised for chianti, such as cuttings from Bordeaux, to improve their product, and soon won over the international wine press. The "super Tuscans" were born.
Nellie Ming Lee
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The Corkscrew by Nellie Ming Lee

How Super Tuscans rescued Italy's Chianti wine region

Nellie Ming Lee charts the history of Tuscany's rebel winegrowers, who broke origin rules to raise quality and eventually earned official recognition from the quality control authorities

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Faced with falling quality, winegrowers used grapes not authorised for chianti, such as cuttings from Bordeaux, to improve their product, and soon won over the international wine press. The "super Tuscans" were born.
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