Italy’s Finest: Tre Bicchieri For Tenuta di Arceno


The ultimate seal of approval for Italian wine is to receive the coveted “Tre Bicchieri” or “Three Glasses” rating from Gambero Rosso, the country’s most famous food and wine publication. We are delighted to share that the Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 from Tenuta di Arceno was recently awarded Tre Bicchieri in their 2021 edition of the Vini d’Italia guide.

To create the guide Gambero Rosso brings together 60 wine experts to taste some 22,000 wines from 2,500 producers drawn from all over Italy. Each wine is tasted blind to ensure that the judging is fair and impartial. Wines are then categorised according to their quality. Just 2% of the wines entered are awarded the Tre Bichhieri rating, making it truly a special honour for the wines which meet this exacting standard of excellence.

This isn’t the first time Tenuta di Arceno have been awarded Italy’s top wine rating. Their Chianti Classico 2017 was selected for this accolade in the 2020 guide and the Valadorna 2013 was similarly honoured in 2019. This string of successes indicates the quality and strength of Tenuta di Arceno’s portfolio, cementing the estate as one of Chianti’s most exciting up-and-coming producers.

Located close to the charming medieval city of Siena, the vast Tenuta di Arceno estate has a noble and ancient history with traces of the pre-Roman Etruscan civilization scattered across the gorgeous vine-speckled rolling hills. The estate’s modern story began in 1994 when it was purchased by the Jackson family who are best known for their string of outstanding Californian wines including Vérité in Sonoma County. Since taking over, the Jacksons have transformed the running of the estate, producing top quality Chianti wines as well as edgy, modern expressions crafted from the Cabernet Franc variety.

The recent accolade from Gambero Rosso is excellent news for collectors and investors, reflecting the rising international profile of Tenuta di Arceno as a top producer of Chianti Classico.

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