Posts Tagged ‘wine’

Badia a Coltibuono and its italianate garden

Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono was one of the most important monastic foundations in Chianti. From the 11 C, Badia a Coltibuono was a Vallombrosan monastery that received large donations from the Firidolfi–Ricasoli family of Castello Brolio. The Vallombrosans were an order dedicated, among other things, to copying and preserving ancients texts, and Badia a Coltibuono became […]

Tuscan rosé wine – Rosato di Toscana

Rosato di Toscana

One of the best kept secrets of the past 5-7 years has been the development of Tuscan rosé wine – Rosato di Toscana – in the Chianti Classico wine area of Tuscany, Italy. A few years back, it became evident that there was over-production of wine in the Chianti Classico zone as new vineyards, planted […]

Wine tasting in Chianti

Wine tasting in Chianti

For very many visitors to this part of Tuscany, wine tasting in Chianti will be one of the pleasures of their stay. The Chianti Classico wine zone forms a more or less oval area between Florence and Sienna packed with vineyards and wineries, many of which offer tastings of their own wines. These are marked […]

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