Today we took a tour of the Chianti wine region near Florence. Chianti Classico has come a long way from the ’60’s when everybody had a raffia covered Chianti bottle on their table with a candle stuck in it. Chianti Classico is now strictly regulated by the Italian government and must contain a certain percentage of Sangiovese grapes. One of the wineries we visited today produces small quantities of artisanal wine in a villa once occupied by Machiavelli himself. He wrote “The Prince” elsewhere but they claim he did live here for a time.
Some of the photos from today.