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.
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I have never heard of Brunello wine, but after Carlo’s description I need to try some. Based on his insight I could almost taste it.
Isn’t Carlo delightful?
I think I would drink anything Carlo was serving up, that accent is divine!
On a serious note, what a trip! Experiencing Brunello in the Chianti region, perfection!
Shawn, I can’t agree with you more. Carlo is pretty amazing. His wine is too 🙂
I love it! I’m so glad you took some video of the tasting. The descriptions of the wine do almost make you think you can taste it. Although, I’m pretty sure I would have that kind of visceral reaction to just about anything Carlo said. 🙂
This post made me want to be sitting next to you tasting all those yummy wines. Did you bring any home???
I agree with you! Carlo was quite wonderful! We did order some wine, and it should be here in a few weeks. We will host an Italian wine tasting when it arrives! More details to follow.
Ok, Carlo is wonderful, but your husband (or I assume he is your husband) is cute as a button. The look on his face after tasting would make anyone want to drink those wines. Glad you had the opportunity to go to Italy – I was there for only a short time before/after Mediterranean cruise and it only made me want MORE of Italy.
Yeah, I was surrounded by cuteness – between Carlo and my boyfriend David, I was pretty happy. Italy is wonderful! I already wan to go back.