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Thanks to our intense collaboration with the Unione Viticoltori di Panzano in Chianti (Wine Producer Association of Panzano in Chianti) we are happy to introduce you to the fine wineries located in the area of Panzano and surroundings. We represent the vacation homes at local wineries . Please contact us.

Live and enjoy Tuscany! Annual wine festivals:

2nd weekend of September
Greve in Chianti
8th to 11th September 2016

3rd weekend of September:
Vino al Vino in Panzano in Chianti
Thursday 15th September to Sunday 18th September 2016

A wine trip to Tuscany represents a unique and unforgettable experience for everyone involved: fabulous vineyards and wineries; olive groves and medieval villages with castles nestled in between.

Under the guidance of our wine experts you will get in touch with breathtaking views and landscapes full of romance and gourmet opportunities. All our customized tours put great emphasis on history, enology and culinary culture.

Introduction to the Tuscan denominations:

The Tuscan champions (Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino) have no equal in the rest of the world and the merit is certainly of their producers, but also in ideal growing conditions and a millenia-old-culture.

Chianti has a very long history and its name appears for the first time at the end of the 14th century.

The landscape of Chianti is nowadays a font of inspiration: it provides the background for advertisements and it is the location chosen to portray a lifestyle and to furnish an image of rare beauty.

Denomination Chianti Classico

Nature of the terrain: Hilly terrains with maximum altitude of 700 meters (2.297 feet): sandstone substrata, calcareous-marly, clayey schist, sand and pebbles.
Varieties: Sangiovese from 80% to 100%; complementary red varieties recommended or authorized for the production zone, up to 20%
Minimum density of vines per hectare: For new vineyards must be 3.350 vines per hectar (1,356 an acre)
Initiation of production of vineyards: Beginning with the fourth year after planting
Max. production of grapes: 75 quintals per hectar (3,34 tons an acre)3 kilos (6,6 pounds) per vine
Alcohol level: Minimum total alcohol level at the time of release for consumption 12◦, for the Riserva 12,5◦
Sensory Characteristics
Limpidity: limpid
Colour: bright ruby red tending to garnet with aging Odor: vinous, with scents of violets and with a pronounced character of finesse during the phase of aging Flavour: balanced, dry (with a maximum of 4 g/l of reducing sugars), sapid and lightly tannic, softening in time and becoming velvety
Release for consumption:
Regular wine: beginning on October 1st of the year following the harvest
Riserva: after at least 24 months of aging including at least 3 months of fining in the bottle
Vinification and bottling: Vinification, preservation, bottling, fining in the bottle and aging must be carried out within the production zone
Controls: To have the right to the Chianti Classico DOCG, each segment of wine, which must come from registered vineyards, must pass a chemical and sensory examination

Typical local products

Olio extravergine di oliva del Chianti Classico (extra-virgin olive oil, DOP)
Suino cinto senese (Cinta senese pork, in the process of gaining official recognition)
Olio extravergine di oliva toscano (Tuscan extra virgin olive oil, IGP)
Prosciutto toscano (Tuscan ham, DOP)
Pecorino toscano (Tuscan pecorino cheese, DOP)

Denomination Chianti Colli Fiorentini

The Chianti Colli Fiorentini is a subzone of the controlled and guaranteed origin appellation created in 1932, following the ministerial decree that extended the boundaries of “historical” Chianti to most of Tuscany. The strip of land defined by the regulation crowns the the most northerly part of the Classico – area, delimiting an area of ancient and noble wine-growing tradition that stretches from the Arno-valley to the Val di Pesa. But the difference from the other subzones of Chianti DOCG is not just geographic, but also a certification of quality through the imposition of stricter production-rules. While for the rest of the appellation, the maximum quantity of grapes obtainable from any vine stock is 4 kg and 9 tons per hectare, in the sub-zone of Chianti Colli Fiorentini the regulation permits only 3 kg per plant and 8 tons per hectare. When not aged, the wine has a bright, clear, ruby colour; the Riserva acquires more complex organoleptic characteristics: bouquet reminiscent of the scent of tobacco, cooked cherries and plum marmalade. It is a complex wine, dry and harmonic, tannic, less marked with aging, relatively easy to match in almost divine union with meat, game, salted pork products and cold cuts. Its composition is: Sangiovese (75%), Canaiolo nero (up to 10%) and a maximum of 25% of other grapes if allowed and authorised by the appellation regulation.

Typical local products

Suino cinto senese (Cinta senese pork, in the process of gaining official recognition)
Olio extravergine di oliva Colline di Firenze (extra virgin olive oil “Colline di Firenze” in the process of gaining official recognition)
Olio extravergine di oliva toscano (Tuscan extra virgin olive oil, IGP)
Prosciutto toscano (Tuscan ham, DOP) Pecorino toscano (Tuscan pecorino cheese, DOP)

Denomination Chianti Montespertoli

Chianti Montespertoli DOCG is ruby-red in color, tending to grenadine with ageing, on the nose it gives off the fragrance of wild berries and violets. It is well structured and the body is velvety and elegant. It is made with a “governo all`uso toscano”, the use of last year`s grapes to start fermentation, which gives the wine greater freshness, liveliness and roundness in drinking. The producers are involved in a large-scale project to replace the old vines with other traditional kinds, selected and cloned, so as to achieved an even higher qualitative level. On June 1st,1998, after recognition from the Ministry for Agriculture the first bottle of the Chianti Montespertoli sub-zone was uncorked. Chianti Montespertoli is produced with the varieties Sangiovese (from 70 to 100%) and an addition (less than 10%) of Canaiolo, Trebbiano, Malvasia as well as small percentages of other grapes (after authorisation).
 
Piazza Bucciarelli 47, I-50022
Panzano in Chianti (FI)
Italy
Telephone: +39 055 852011
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