A Fall Wine Festival In Greve in Chianti, Tuscany
This is the principal Chianti Classico wine festival. It’s held in the main square (triangle is a better description) of Greve in Chianti – Piazza Matteotti – about an hour south of Florence in the centre of the Chianti Classico wine zone. The large piazza is lined with stands belonging to various Chianti Classico wine producers, including many of the most important ones. By buying a glass and the ticket that comes with it, you’re entitled to taste all the wines you like at the booths around the square. The Chianti Classico Festival is normally held on second weekend of September and the preceding Friday (2012 September from 6th to 9th). It starts at about 10 am but warms up during the evening. There is additional entertainment from time to time throughout the day but wines are the central focus. Don’t miss the occasione to taste Chianti Classico together with the producers, book you stay in Chianti region on www.chiantiferie.net
Chianti, as the gentle hills and valleys between Florence and Siena are called, produces some of the country’s best wines. The most well-known is Chianti Classico. It’a a land of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. Among them stand romanesque churches, known as Pievi, and the many castles of Florentine and Sienese warlords: one of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the cradle of one of the most celebrated wines, ideal for an holiday in Tuscany. But Chianti is not only beautiful wine and unforgettable scenaries, but also warm hospitality. Filippo and Giampaolo Stefanelli, fulfilling an old promise made to their grandfather, manage their Agriturismo with a clear and ambitious project in their mind: creating a farmhouse in Chianti that is able to to make the guests re-discover forgotten flavours and sounds, unimaginable landscapes and the colours of the Tuscan countryside that recognizes only who loves this territory as much as they do. The farm, located in the heart of Chianti, is mainly characterized by a small wine production of excellent quality. The Chianti Classico Spadaio e Piecorto 2008 has, in fact, received the coveted, but often only dreamed, 3 red galsses by Gambero Rosso in the “Italian Wines” guide. They don’t produce only wine but also a godd extravergin olive oil “Terre del Chianti Classico” DOP.
Respect and love and the patient waiting of the seasons is the recipe that Filippo and Giampaolo follow to produce their wine and olive oil. A feeling that shines through the welcoming to those who decide to spend their holiday at Agriturismo Piecorto, a small village that has been built on he rests of an antique fortress of the Florentine Republic of the 12th century. It is situated on a flat crest that is crossed by an old Roman road.
To discover Agriturismo Piecorto and its beauties and to book you holiday in the heart of Chianti Classico you can visit http://www.chiantiferie.net/inglese/dettaglio-strutture.php?test=23
This year, too, the stars will be the hundreds of bottles of Chianti Classico being sampled at the event devoted to one of the world’s most prestigious wine territories. The “Chianti Classico Collection 2012” will be held as usual at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, where the latest vintages and most important news will be presented to the wine press and trade.
In its nineteenth edition, the “Collection” will be held for three days instead of two.
So the kickoff is scheduled for 9:30 am on Monday, February 20, for a session dedicated entirely to sector operators that will end at 6:30 pm. On this day the public will be able to meet with the 150-odd wineries present to taste the latest Chianti Classico vintages and barrel previews of the 2011, plus the 2011 olive oil at the stands of the producers belonging to the Chianti Classico DOP Olive Oil Consortium.
The next day (Tuesday, February 21) it will be the turn of Italian and international wine writers, who will taste the wines from participating wineries but without the presence of the vintners, who will return the following day to meet with them.
Don’t miss the occasion to taste this wonderful wines, book your stay (that will include the pass for the event) on http://www.chiantiferie.net