If you like the enogastronomical experiences and you want to know more about Chianti Classico, the grape variety produced in the land which includes the provinces of Florence and Siena, this is the right time to stay in Tuscany and follow the 10 days festival dedicated to this DOC wine.
The Chianti Classico È Experience will take place from 24th May to 2nd June at many towns in Chianti area, which features the Black Rooster symbol, used as a brand by the consortium of producers.
The festival will start on Friday 24th in San Casciano in Val di Pesa at 6:00 pm with the Street Food event: genuine food which respects traditions and the connection with territory, a new trend in Italy. You’ll also find the best combinations with Chianti Classico, until Sunday 26th you can discover how to enhance the flavor of Senese wine with others gastronomical delicacies.
In Greve in Chianti, on Sunday 26th, will take place an organic products market, a chance for shopping during your holiday; don’t miss the cooking show on Friday 31st May, at S. Maria al Prato Convent in Radda in Chianti from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm, with seven female chefs that will prepare their best dishes, to get along with tastings of Chianti Classico labels, in this case reservation is required, so is better to decide in advance if you want to join this event.
At the same location, on 1st June, we suggest you the seminar “Radda Sangiovese vs Montalcino Sangiovese”, at 10:00 am, dedicated to the differences between these prestigious wines.
The last meeting will be a non-competitive bike race, starting from Greve in Chianti on three routes, reminding the challenge between White Rooster (which represented Siena, according to legend) and Black Rooster (chose by Florence) on 2nd June, an involving sporting event . To know more about the festival and book the guided tours to wine cellars check the website www.classico-e.it.
The enogastronomy is one of the main attractions of Tuscany, so take advantage of this Chianti Classico Experience and visit the small enchanting towns to taste the best local dishes.