It will be a different article. I won’t tell you about a destination, but I’ll tell you an experience.
I will take you to Florence and the nearby Chianti hills for an amazing italian wine tasting.
It was early November, we had spent a night in the magnificent tree house, Casa Barthel, i wrote about it in this article Sleeping in a tree house? Yes it can.
Saturday morning : wake up and then Florence, with its history, architecture, with its accent, its lightness.
Wine tasting in Tuscany Florence
I have already told you what to do and visit in Florence, but the morning of that Saturday the appointment was in via dei Castellani, 18 / R in the heart of the city, where Marco of City Florence Tours was waiting for us.
The guys from City Florence Tours had organized a tour for us in the Chianti hills to discover the famous Antinori Winery for a real italian wine tasting in Tuscany. For two wine lovers like us, there was no more beautiful thing!
The Antinori Winery stands in the Tuscan hills, and blends incredibly well with the surrounding environment.
To build it, local materials were used so that they did not spoil the beauty of the surrounding environment and that is why it’s so synchronized with nature.
The Antinori family has always had great respect for the environment, the same environment that every year cares with love to make sure that wine and non-wine lovers can taste the delicacies of its grapes.
When you arrive at the winery you are amazed by the size and architectural beauty. Cantina Antinori is part of Toscana Wine Architecture, a circuit that unites designer and design cellars, signed by the great masters of contemporary architecture.
The view over the hills is priceless, expanses of vineyards ahead of you, surrounded by greenery. At sunset it becomes even more romantic.
We arrived here accompanied by Alessandro, a wine expert who told us every detail of this family (who was born with the silk trade). The tasting of the wines was a moment of pure pleasure, smelling them, finding smells and flavors, tasting every difference between one and the other thanks to our expert who allowed us to gain awareness with each sip.
The Antinori winery is taste, passion, value, ethics, history and legends. A family that revolutionized the history of wine, back in 1971, with the launch of the famous Tignanello, a wine aged in barrique with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, which revolutionizes the Italian wine industry. A love lasting 7 centuries, which has filled our day, and has enriched us deeply.
The guys from City Florence Tours organize wine tasting in Tuscany but like this one, numerous other trips, experiences, tours, and each one more beautiful than the other!
In Florence and Rome, two of the most beautiful Italian cities.
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