During my time in Florence, I went on a lovely day tour around the Chianti region. It was such a fantastic experience which took us to small, family-run wineries, gorgeous little towns and fantastic enoteca’s and restaurants.
Our first step was the lovely little winery Risecolli. They are a family-run winery that has been running for generations. They provided us with beautiful Chianti Classico wines, olive oil and salumi. It was great to learn about the process of creating the Chianti Classico wines and how the percentage of Sangiovese grapes has to be exact for it to be a genuine Chianti Classico wine.
We stopped in the town of Greve for some lunch and went to a little enoteca in the square. They are famous for their salumi so of course I had to get a salami and cheese board. The board I chose had 10 different types of salami, pecorino and bread which was absolutely incredible!
Our wine education continued at the second winery in Castelinna where we learnt how to smell, look at the colour, and taste the Chianti Classico wines.
It was such a great day and we were able to go to wineries and towns that we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to access so doing in a tour was well worth it.
If you’d like to check out the exact tour I went on, here it is!