Chianti translates to red wine. It is also symbolic of countryside vineyards with red roofs under the Tuscan sunlight. This region was so enchanting in its appearance that the Englishmen used to refer to it as Chiantishire.
The Chianti wines are a combination of Chianti wine tasting (degustazione vino chianti) grapes and Sangiovese. The wine bottles from Chianti have a black rooster as a symbol to infer that the wine is from Chianti producers. Today this symbol is an indication of quality. You can admire the countryside’s breath-taking beauty with villages and hills on a drive from Florence to Siena.
Grieve Chianti is a village that holds an annual wine festival on the second Sunday of September. It is a spectacular event which should not be missed. The regional wine is available in almost all the stores. A piece of crostini bread coupled with red wine is the perfect course to start your day.
Chianti can be explored on foot; you can walk around and take in the region’s beauty. It also has an ecological park that leads you through the hills and to the vineyards. The region has converted a few of the farms into hotels. Tourists come here to stay and experience life in the countryside.
Chianti is an excellent place to satisfy your gourmet appetite. Arista-roasted pork, rabbit meat, and bean soup are the most common dishes to try out. Cheese plays a vital role in the food habits of the people in this region. To satisfy your sweet tooth, you can try out almond biscuits and cantuccini.
Whatever you try, do not forget to pair it with the Chianti Classico wine!