martedì 9 novembre 2010

Chianti Hills of Florence: a weekend of wine tasting

The cellars of the lion open for a weekend of tasting. Companies in the Consortium Chianti Colli Fiorentini open for the Biennale Enogastronica Fiorentina.Saturday 13 and Sunday, November 14, from 10 to 18 wineries in the Chianti Colli Fiorentini Consortium will be open for events and Florentine food and wine tastings during the Biennale. The lion, symbol of the Chianti Colli Fiorentini, will attend the event to allow the public to know the companies and producers, visit the wineries and the hills of Florence, taste the wine most representative of the production related to the Florentine tradition and also the ' extra virgin olive oil from the new crop, so much appreciated and expected.Thirteen companies in the consortium involved in "The Wineries of the Lion." Several of them organize initiatives involving the public in a day of traditional tastes and flavors. On the website of the Consortium can be a complete list of participating companies, individual actions, geo-positioning and a map of areas of the Colli Fiorentini ( .Florentine food and wine at the Biennale, which takes place November 6 to 22 in Florence, there will be performances, activities, tastings, tours and meetings devoted to wine taste.
For more information please click on the following link .
Consorzio Chianti Colli Fiorentini was born September 20, 1994, with the aim of enhancing the area and the name of Chianti Colli Fiorentini, and now 27 companies associated. The territory, the real wealth of Chianti Colli Fiorentini, thanks to its geological and climatic conditions, has been known since antiquity as particularly suited to viticulture. The first evidence of the "wine of Florence", in fact, date back to Roman times. Since then, this product has evolved and transformed, bringing with them the story and the story of a city and a territory where they are cross-culture, art, great characters and passions.Chianti Colli Fiorentini covers the hilly area around Florence, embracing the city from the south-west to south-east (from Montelupo Fiorentino up to Fiesole, through Lastra a Signa, Scandicci, Impruneta Bagno a Ripoli, Rignano Arno and Pontedera), with three layers that descend towards the south and including in particular: the west of the town of Montespertoli, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Barberino Val d'Elsa and Certaldo, further east, and Incisa Figline; east end, a narrow strip of land from the sea to Reggello.

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