Yay!! Wine from Tuscany!!!! Learn a little… what to expect!

Bob Bolden

2011-05-15_12-54-25_823Old World Tuscany!!  One of my favorite wine regions!!  A little bit of history before we dive in to the details of what to expect.  (The pic is our group…. about ready to enjoy a meal in Ricasoli Castle!)

  • On average Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine over the last decade.
  • Italy is easily the top exporter of wine in the world
  • Tuscan wine can be traced back to the 8th century BC!!!  Do you think they know how to make vino!!!
  • Two regions within Tuscany really roar!  Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico
  • Brunello is the name of the local Sangiovese grape varietal that is grown around the village of Montalcino.  Higher elevations, drier soil yield a wine that is rich and smooth… Tough to beat a Brunello!
  • Chianti Classico is the original Chianti region in central Tuscany.  Since 1996 by law, these wines must have at…

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