More information on Chianti

Tuscany is often known as the land of Chianti wine. Precisely, the territory surrounding the provinces of Siena, Arezzo, Pisa, Pistoia and Prato represents the Chianti production area, delimited by its disciplinary. Here you will be able to enjoy unforgettable wine tastings and winery visits in a dreamy landscape characterized by green hills and large terraces, dotted with secular vineyards and olive groves.

A visit to Chianti wouldn't be complete without a wine tasting of the area's most famous wine, Chianti DOCG. Luckily, while in Chianti you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy remarkable wine tours, tastings and winery visits. Chianti DOCG is the most generic Chianti appellation and allows a broader area of production. Chianti DOCG must contain a minimum of 70% Sangiovese grapes and a minimum of 10% ABV.

Which food to taste in Chianti?

The Chianti area is not only famous for its red wine and olive oil. This means that, during your wine tastings and wine tours in the area, you will be able to pair your glass of Chianti DOCG with high-quality products such as cured meats and cheeses, as well as some traditional specialties. When in Chianti, don't miss out on: panzanella, ribollita, Fiorentina steak, crostini di fegato.

Which wines to taste in Chianti?

While in Chianti, your wine tastings will revolve around the Sangiovese variety. This is amongst the most widespread native varieties of Italy. Other local varieties include Canaiolo, Colorino, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia Bianca. Some international varieties like Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also cultivated in the area.

Which is the best season to visit Chianti?

The best period to enjoy a wine tasting surrounded by green hills and visit the historical wineries of Chianti is between spring and autumn. During this time, the weather is warmer, days are longer and the area's villages host various events and festivals.

What things to do in Chianti?

Between a wine tasting and winery visit, we recommend passing by some of the historical villages that characterize the Chianti area, like Greve in Chianti, Montefioralle, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti and Castelnuovo Berardenga.