New chairman appointed to head Chianti Classico consortium

Giovanni Manetti
Giovanni Manetti

Giovanni Manetti has been confirmed as the new chairman of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico. The owner of Fontodi, the well-known estate, Manetti was elected by unanimous decision of the board of directors.

“I’m very pleased about the appointment, above all because it expresses the desire of the whole team,” said Mr Manetti.

The Manetti family has owned Fontodi since 1968 and are known as champions of Sangiovese, the signature grape of Chianti Classico. Mr Manetti has been a member of the board of directors of the Consorzio since 1992, and the vice-chairman since 2012.

The fourteenth chairman since the Consorzio was founded in 1924, Mr Manetti takes the baton from Sergio Zingarelli, who led the organization for six years.

A priority project for the next three years will be to advance the UNESCO candidacy process for Chianti Classico.

“The three years ahead will undoubtedly be challenging and I hope to be able to continue the path my predecessors have undertaken with success, and contribute towards consolidating and promoting one of the most excellent products of the Italian and international wine sectors,” said Mr Manetti.

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