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Half Day Join-in Chianti WIne Tour
History of the Gallo Nero Chianti Wine Region
Chianti Classico is truly the heart of Tuscany and is its primary wine zone. The region's fame was confirmed in 1716 when Grand Duke Cosimo III de' Medici issued an ordinance to regulate the wine trade after some unscrupulous merchants labeled as "Chianti" a consignment of wines from dubious sources. Thus Tuscany became the first European state to safeguard an appellation of origin (label to distinguish wines). Today the Chianti Classico is one of Tuscany's most prestigious DOCG areas. The symbol of the Chianti Classico consortium is the gallo nero or black rooster, which you will see adorning road signs and wine bottles throughout the region.
The Chianti area was further developed in the mid-1800s by Baron Bettino Ricasoli, who made Chianti wine by combining Sangiovese grapes for strength and character, Cannaiolo grapes for grace, and Malvasia grapes for zest. However, this wine was intended to be consumed young and was not suitable for aging. The modern recipe for Chianti Classico must have at least 80% Sangiovese grapes with the remaining 20% to be decided upon by the winemaker. Modern Chianti Classico is often very well suited to aging, especially the Reserva wines.
Half Day Join-in Chianti WIne Tour Highlights
Experience the Chianti wine region in just 3 hours
Visit a beautiful Chianti winery in the rolling Tuscan hills
Taste top-rated Chianti wines and learn how Chianti is made
Join-in tour with a small group of friendly wine and food lovers, max 7 people
Be back in Florence in time for dinner
Half Day Join-in Chianti Wine Tour Program
Join a small group at MaMa Florence's cooking school and dicover the beautiful Tuscan countryside and the Chianti Wine region! Your join-in wine tour begins when your friendly driver collects your party at MaMa Florence cooking school. You will head the short distance into the Tuscan countryside where you will come upon a beautiful Chianti Classico winery tucked between cypress-lined streets. You will meet with your qualified Chianti winery guide or estate owner, and have a tour of the property in English including the aging rooms and underground cantina where Chianti is made in September after the wine harvest. Learn about Chianti wine-making techniques and the history of this world-renowned red wine region before tasting the Chianti wines. After your winery tour, you and your small group of new friends will have time to visit a charming nearby Chianti village with its small streets and gourmet food and wine shops and a town square before heading back to MaMa Florence in Florence.
What's Included in Your Half Day Join-in Chianti Wine Tour
Pick-up at MaMa Florence
Services of an English-speaking driver with 7 seater minivan (approx. 4 hours)
Visit to a top rated Chianti winery with qualified winery guide or owner
Tasting of Chianti wines
Visit to a Chianti village in the Tuscan countryside
Time to explore gourmet food and wine shops
MaMa's pampering care!
22% vat tax
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