Tuscany and the Chianti Classico
Tuscany is a land of sea, mountains, countryside, spas and art. Rich in exceptional artistic and food and wine inspirations thanks to the dense network of Strade del Gusto scattered throughout the area. Nature explodes luxuriantly in the countryside of Mugello, Versilia, Vallombrosa and the Apuan Alps. Among the hills in the Chianti area we find some of the greatest wine productions in Italian wine history. The territory dedicated to the production of Chianti Classico extends between the cities of Florence and Siena. It is 70,000 hectares which, thanks to the climate and the other peculiar characteristics of the place, give rise to wines of great quality. A long-lived story that begins on that distant 24 September 1716 when the Grand Duke Cosimo III de' Medici decides to promulgate a tender to delimit the areas suited to the production of this wine already defined as high quality at the time. In the history of Italian winemaking, it is the first time that a geographical area of vocation for the production of a fine wine, such as Chianti Classico, has been defined by law. You just have to try it to believe it!!