Chianti Classico is one of the most famous Italian wine growing region and is pretty close to the city of Florence. This land is also named Chianti shire because is one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Breathtaking views abound at every turn – purple iris in the late spring, picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year-round and wineries of every stature dot the landscape.
This tour is designed for wine lovers of red wines and lead participants to the discovery two special cellars, the first is a small organic family business which produces small quantities but high quality, the second is a high rated cellar which is present in the main wine guides.
Chianti is also the land of extra virgin olive oil and you will enjoy an olive oil tasting run by an expert to understanding the true Extra Virgin.
Lunch is in a family winery in the Chianti Classico countryside where you will sample typical dishes of Tuscany such as bruschetta, meats, cheese and various types of pasta or vegetable soup.
This wine has brilliant ruby color, tending to garnet. The taste is dry, softer with time.
Chianti Classico must be aged for at least 11 months and have a minimum alcoholic strength of 12 °.
The gradation rises to 12.5 ° for the Reserve, which requires a minimum aging of 24 months, including at least 3 bottling refinements. Compared with Chianti Classico, the Riserva is a more noble wine, with a higher finesse, longer odor and clean taste.
Gloomy red tannery, with scent of spices and berries, an important and velvety structure.
The Reserve combines perfectly with roasts of red meat, game and large cheeses: classic food of the gastronomy of this territory since ancient times.
Chianti Classico bland includes the Sangiovese grape, present in percentages that can range from 80 to 100%.
Other red berries are allowed for a total amount of up to 20%: Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.