While in Italy a few weeks ago, David and I were delighted to take part in a wine tasting in Chianti. Specifically, we participated in a private wine tasting at Tenuta Torciano, a wonderful winery in San Gimignano, a medieval town in the Chianti region of Italy.
Carlo, the owner of the winery, introduced us to eight delicious wines that were accompanied by an equally delicious lunch. What an incredible treat!
I can’t say enough good things about the experience. The wines were delicious. Our favorites were the Vernaccia (the most important white wine from the region), the Chianti Classico, and the dessert wine.
The food was great too. One of our favorite dishes was a vegetable porridge that is typical of the region. It was amazing, and it paired beautifully with the wine.
Carlo, the winery owner, was incredible. He was so nice, so knowledgeable, so passionate, and so Italian ☺ We thoroughly enjoyed hearing him talk about the wine, the region, the winery and everything else.
I couldn’t resist pulling out my video camera and capturing some of the experience. So I will share the videos with you now.
In this first video, Carlo talks about his winery and the Chianti region.
In this video, Carlo provides a wonderful description of Sangiovese, the key red wine grape in the Chianti region.
Brunello is the biggest, baddest Sangiovese wine made in the Chianti region of Italy. In this video, Carlo talks about his winery’s wonderful Brunello.
I also captured David having a ball with the tasting.