Tuscan food and Chianti wine Tasting at Villa Le Barone!

Tuscan food and Chianti wine Tasting at Villa Le Barone!

September 3, 2010  |  Food & Wine

I do not know about you, but for me, the wine tasting is an art, a pleasure, a philosophy. The Chianti wines are a reflection of its landscapes: they require patience and immersion in the Tuscan lifestyle.

They should be discovered slowly, enjoying their colours, scents and flavors.
A good wine should be bright and clear and a have a clean, pleasant bouquet.
Use crystal clear glasses which have to be held by the stem in order to not warm wine, especially for whites. The colour of the wine can give an idea about its age: aged red wines usually lose a bit of their colour, while white wines gain some.

Now, sniff deeply into the glass, then swirl the liquid in the glass an inhale it again. A symphony of aromas will rise in your nose: some floral, wood and red fruity scents for red wines, while vanilla or citrus characterize white wines. A wine’s aroma is an excellent sign of its quality and personality. The Chianti Classico DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita), for example, usually has a perfume of fresh tobacco leaves. After having enjoyed the perfume, you will be ready to enjoy the taste: don’t rush, take your time. Chew the wine like food, so as to involve your palate as well as the receptors on the tongue; breathe it to enjoy its aroma. Some wines might be refreshing, others wines might be velvety (especially for aged red wines), salty, sour and sometimes prickly because of its tannins, a characteristic of young red wines.

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Just writing about it, my mouth feels it! It’s not for nothing that I, Villa Le Barone, organize wine tastings, installing my guests comfortably on one of my terrace or in one of the many wineries around me. Don’t forget that I am in the heart of Chianti, next to Greve, Radda , Castellina, Gaiole….. A perfect place to enjoy the wine-style of  “Chiantishire”, in particular when the time of grape picking has come, when wine festivals are organized, and when the Chianti hills are starting to take autumn colours….and of course I will offer you at Villa le Barone really good genuine Tuscan food, prepared by authentic Tuscan cooks, with fresh and tasty products (olive oil, pasta, meat, just to quote them, have the Agriqualità label!)

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