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First place winner, Chianti Classico Great Selection “Il Grigio 2011” by wine producer  San Felice in the ranking of The Enthusiast 100 in 2015 of the famous American magazine Wine Enthusiast. Gallo Nero’s top wine leads the charts but it also dominates the rich gamma of the listed Italian wines.: 17 in total, behind France with 18 and the United States with 30 wines in the charts. The ranking was made after tasting over 19,800 wines from all over the world taking into account not only the excellence of the products but also the relationship between the high quality of the wines and their price, the commercial availability and the “buzz”, the factor which determines if the product will be successful. “2015 was an exceptional year for Italian wines on Wine Enthusiast – said the Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe – for the first time ever an Italian wine took the top spot for the Top 100 Best Buys and the second place for Top Cellar Selections. And now, The Grey San Felice Chianti Classico Great Selection 2011 tops the Enthusiast 100 bill. I am very happy and proud that the nearly 20,000 reviews of Wine Enthusiast published this year, of which about 3,000 for Italy, Italian wines showed their class, refinement and value”. Even the President of the Chianti Classico Wine Consortium Sergio Zingarelli expressed his satisfaction: “To be selected as a symbol of excellence in the wine industry worldwide is the crowning of our work and an award to social togetherness, to the clever and courageous choices made in recent years, starting from the creation of new types of Chianti Classico, Great Selection, which is now in the spotlight of the international press”. Gallo Nero wines enjoy great success in Italy too, so much so that 2015 brings Chianti Classico a handful of prizes. In eight among the most important Italian wine guides, Chianti Classico’s achievement are as follows: 83 excellences in total of which 19 by Gambero Rosso, 14 By Bibenda, 12 by Daniele Cernili’s guide, 11 by ViniBuoni, 9 by Espresso and 8 by Veronelli and Slow Wine respectively.

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