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Chianti Classico Wine Tour (Florence Area)

Limousine Service with English speaking drivers and luxury sedans, minivans, limos for a private Chianti wine tour (Florence area)

The Chianti Classico DOCG wine is highly regarded and respected, and one of the excellent wines of Italy. Reaching the area of Greve in Chianti, the first stop is a historic winery, in business since the XVth Century; for the quality of its products, it is the official supplier to the Quirinale (President of the Republic) and the Senato (Parliament). After a walk in the cellars, accompanied by company staff, there is a wine tasting, with a possible lunch, or tastings of local products. After a brief stop in the centre of Greve for a leisurely stroll, and maybe a visit to the old Falorni Butcher, renowned for the production of typical Tuscan cold cuts, the next stop is the small village of Panzano in Chianti. The second winery is in a spectacular and impressive location; welcomed by the staff and walking through the vineyards, you will be shown the particularity of the company and of their products, followed by a wine tasting. All in the beautiful surroundings of the Florentine Chianti hills: the measure, strength and elegance of an environment, and of an extraordinary wine.


DETAILS

Duration: approximately 8/9 hours


It is possible for the tour to leave from locations in Tuscany and Umbria, within the areas in which we operate (click here to view map) and, based on logistics, the specific programme can be modified.


We ask you to contact us for more details regarding the itinerary, wineries visited and costs.

 



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Chianti Classico DOCG Wine: The area has been famous for the production of wine since Roman and Medieval times, but it has been since 1716 that a notice of the Granducato of Tuscany regulated and limited the area of production denominated as Chianti. It was the first historical and legal document which foresaw this, 200 years in advance, before any other project of its type. Given the ever growing demand, in the following centuries, the surrounding areas of Tuscany started to produce wine, also taking advantage of such denomination; it was in 1924 then that the consortium of classic Chianti was established, which regulated and recognised to members only, the right to be able to benefit from the classic Chianti denomination and the original label and symbol of the black rooster. The highest percentage of vines used are sangiovese (80 – 100%), accompanied by other red grapes suitable for cultivation in this territory.  This wine has an intense ruby colour and dry taste, is full bodied and velvety, and lends itself very well to further aging. It goes well with red meats, game and mature cheeses accompanied by mushrooms and truffles. It is also great as a meditation wine.