Chianti wine taste – Tuscany. Nestled between the cities of Florence and Siena the Chianti region was a highly contested area and is therefore saturated with gorgeous medieval castles and keeps. Over time, many of these castles have been converted into world famous wineries. In addition to splendid castles and landscapes, Chianti’s popularity is also directly tied to its fine red wines produced in the region and known generally as Chianti wine.
Chianti is denomination or appellations? It is is a legally defined and protected geographical indication used to identify where the grapes for a wine were grown; other types of food often have appellations as well. In 1932 the Chianti area was completely re-drawn and divided in seven sub-areas: Classico, Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentini, Colline Pisane, Colli Senesi, Montalbano and Rùfina. Chianti Classico stretches between Florence and Siena and includes only 14 municipalities: the whole territory of Greve in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti and Radda in Chianti, and part of the territory of Barberino Val d’Elsa, San Casciano in Val di Pesa and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa within the Province of Florence, and part of the territory of Castelnuovo Berardenga and Poggibonsi in the province of Siena.
The Sangiovese that forms the majority of the Chianti blend is a thin-skinned grape, so it makes translucent wines. In the glass, Sangiovese displays a ruby red color with flashes of bright burnt orange –a hue commonly associated with aged wines. Besides Sangiovese, Chianti wines may contain wine grapes like Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon and even Merlot. White grapes were once allowed in Chianti Classico but not anymore.
If you wish to discover the world of Chianti wine we will tour the vineyards and the cellar of an organic farm in the heart of the area. With Angie (Angela Personal Tuscan Tour) is possible always visit to winery with owner or wine maker. This wonderful experience will include a wine tasting and the opportunity to buy for cheap some of the best Tuscan wines. In a local winery you’ll discover Vernaccia and Chianti wine enjoying an authentic Tuscan lunch, combined with a wine tasting class. Tuscan appetizers, ribollita soup, lasagna and other dishes enriched by a thirty years old balsamic vinegar and a fragrant truffle olive oil. On our way back we will stop at Piazzale Michelangelo, in Florence, one of the top 10 most romantic spots in Europe. Wine tasting tours in Tuscany.
Book now your special and exciting wine tour: Chianti and Super tuscan Wine Tour from Florence, 3 wineries
Duration: Every day from 9:30 am to 5.00 pm People: min 2 – max 16, mixed €170,00 p.p.