Canonica a Cerreto produces 150,000 bottles per year. Chianti Classico both Regular and Reserve accounts for 80% of the production. The balance is a Tuscan IGT called "Sandiavolo".
The regular Chianti Classico is made up of 90% Sangiovese grapes and 10% Merlot; the Chianti Classico Riserva is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Merlot.
The Sandiavolo is a blend in equal parts of all three grapes.
Naturally, Sangiovese is our mainstay variety. However, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are very well suited to the terroir of Canonica a Cerreto, allowing them to express character in ways which are not very common for these ubiquitous international varieties. In other words, our Cabernet and Merlot are wonderfully complementary to our Sangiovese, contributing to the structure and balance of our wines, which remain typical of our terroir while at the same time satisfying the changing tastes of consumers.
Our primary objective is quality, for which we have been recognized numerous times both at home and internationally.