Everyone knows Chianti Classico from Tuscany, and a lot of people unfortunately connect it with the flask bottles and not a good wine. You have to know that Chianti area is wide and there are different Chianti Classico and regular Chianti wines, which are both really good, obviously the basic one and the Riserva too. Great wine made with Sangiovese grape – not less than 80 % – and then the rest a blend with local autochthonous and not autochthonous grapes. Chianti is a beautiful area of Tuscany to visit, and to do amazing wine tours tasting unbelievable wines with a great and genuine food directly from small producers of the area.
Tasting Chianti and Chianti Classico wines you will enjoy the real Sangiovese with its particular colour, smell and taste, pairing it with a succulent steak or fillet. Set between Florence and Siena, the Chianti region features beautiful hills full of lush vineyards and olive groves where I can organize custom-made wine tours of all types, some of which includes visits with me of ancient castles that produce award winning Chianti wines, and wine tastings with a delicious lunch in front of breathtaking views. From Chianti area you can easily reach Florence, Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona, other great hill towns of Tuscany, and have a full day of fantastic wine, great food and unique panoramas that only Tuscany in Italy offers. Wine, Food, History, Landscape and Fun you can find Under the Tuscan Sun. Chianti wine means so much for the people native of this area, because it is a wine you can have just for a wine tasting, a drink with your loved one, or to pair with a memorable dinner with family and friends, as to me it is a wine for everyone. What else can be better than a wine tasting tour with me around the windy and scenic roads of Chianti in Tuscany, Italy, followed by a lunch or dinner in this beautiful region ? You are welcome !!!

Wanna have some useful tips about Tuscan wines and hear about the true story of Chianti? The borderline between the two most famous and biggest Chianti regions, those of Siena and Florence, was defined in a funny way: it was decided that a knight should leave each city on the appointed day as soon as the rooster crew, and the place where the knights met along the way should become the new border. Each knight thought to outsmart the other one, the Florentine one by not feeding his black rooster, while the Siena knight fed it too much, thus meaning that the Florentine rooster started to crow at the first light because it was starving, while the Siena rooster slept too much because it had a full stomach! For this reason they met 15 km north of Siena! This is why Chianti Classico is labelled with a black rooster at the top. Just to say that even in this occasion Florence won over Siena, by the way both cities are spectacular masterpieces of Italian beauty. It is amazing how wine can be funny even telling old stories about it. Any time I tell this I can’t help laughing a lot. There are a lot of famous wines in Tuscany so don’t miss the chance! Book one of my guided wine tours in ancient and scenic Chianti wineries and you will find the authentic great Sangiovese-based wine this region is so famous for!

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