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Learn about the varietals and techniques unique to Tuscany. Try local wines paired with local salamis and cheeses.
Tuscan wine is rightfully renowned throughout the world for its taste, depth and quality. Tuscany boasts a rich viticulture history, growing prized grapes that have allowed Tuscan wineries to produce some of the finest wines in the world. During this 3-hour Florence Wine Tour and Tasting, we'll discuss both the historical and contemporary production of Tuscan wine, all while tasting four local varieties of reds and whites in the company of a licensed sommelier with a vast experience in wine tastings. We'll learn about the characteristics that Tuscan wines typically embody, what soil and weather conditions contribute to the distinct flavor profiles found in this part of the country, and how tasting techniques for deepening our appreciation and enjoyment of Italian vino.
We'll divide our time together between two enoteche, traditional Italian wine bars, tasting four different Tuscan wines paired with such light local snacks as assorted salamis and cheeses. At our first stop, we'll taste two white wines, including Tuscany's only white DOCG—Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, Italy's highest designation of quality—wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, and an international variety produced in Tuscany. At the second enoteca, we'll taste two Tuscan reds; usually a Chianti Classico and a Super Tuscan-style wine. As we enjoy our expertly selected vintages, our expert will take us through how to best discern the qualities present in the wine, as well as inform us what make these selections distinct to Tuscany. They will also annotate the experience with such themes as how wine-making techniques affect the final product, how to pair wine with food, along with a discussion of the wineries whose wines we'll be tasting.
Moving onto our second and final destination on our Florence Wine Tour and Tasting, we will turn our attention to red Tuscan varietals, delving beyond Chianti to explore some of the under-appreciated wines of Tuscany. Perhaps we'll try a Brunello di Montalcino or Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, or delve into what exactly goes into a Super Tuscan.
This Tuscan Wine Tour and Tasting aims at melding an informative, didactic session with a pleasing, sensorial experience. What would be a better way to wind down after a day of strenuous sight seeing than with a glass of great wine?
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