Italy Day 3: Volterra did not disappoint. Enjoyed viewing the >2,000 year old Etruscan arch, ancient Roman forum and lots of wine! We then headed back to our agriturisomo for a 4 course Italian meal prepared by our host/chef/marine biologist/musician/most interesting man in the world. The soup was made with a rabbit broth and it was delicious! #italy#toscana#volterra#agriturismo#chianti#wine
Blend of 3 exceptional vintages: ‘99, ‘02 and ‘04. Immediately, the reductive style of LP is apparent. 8 years on lees but no indication of age. Green apples and pear, guava, smoke, salty minerality and almond shavings. Potent, fresh and bright but just too lean and young now. Shared with friends.
The easy to make, DIY Bruschetta antipasti at Chianti is an engaging start to any Italian meal. Bursting of simple yet toothsome Italian flavours, like the basil, garlic and extra virgin olive oil, this humble dish is makes for a memorable appetiser!
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Wine. Sunshine. Amazing food. Great company. Stunning views and location. These were some of my favorite things about a recent trip to Chianti, Italy. I’m officially in love with it, so much so I’ve been every year for the last 3 years. I highly recommend this stunning country. ❤️ 🇮🇹 🍷 🌞
One of the greatest experience we had, was riding horses through the vineyards in Chianti. We rode our horses through Tuscany, through the grapevines, up small hills, right towards the villa, where we got to taste wine and olive oil. We then drove through the Tuscan hills to the Diadema vineyard, where I shot this picture. One of the best wines I got to try while in Italy. Their special bottles are embellished with Swarovski Crystals. After tasting their delicious wine, we drove to eat lunch. I can only recommend this tour by Ciao Florence. We had the sweetest tour guide, who made us feel like family. #diadema#vineyard#vino#wine#chianti#tuscany#italy#italia#wanderlust#travelphotography#travel#ciaoflorence#swarovski#girlslovetravel#glt
My favorite flower has always been salmon pink and ivory roses. But lately I’ve had an interest in sunflowers. Last night I had a very vivid dream of a amazingly beautiful garden. It was full of pink and fushia sunflowers. I had no idea they existed. I woke up from the dream and googled it and they do! There is a special name for them but they exist. Now I think they may be my favorite Flowers. I love the Chianti and pink together. God is so amazing. He knows us. #sunflowers#chianti#pink#flowers#Godscreation#vsco#vscocam#ootd#fpme
Much of Chianti Classico’s greatest producers are yet to be discovered by the mainstream wine market. Amid a sea of industrial bulk wines labeled Chianti, or Chianti Classico, it’s difficult to know where to begin the search. Most of Chianti Classico is owned by outsiders (as in non-Italians and non-Tuscan Italians) and the wine can take on about any face you can imagine, from extremely modern to rustic and traditional. We’ve recently stumbled upon one who matches the latter in style, and is a rare locally born vigneron, Paolo Cianferoni of Caparsa, from Radda in Chianti.
Immediately upon meeting Paolo, he gently proclaims his philosophy and practice with unwavering confidence and at rapid-fire (and seemingly breathless) pace—likely a habit of efficiency for a father of five who is also in control of every aspect of his family’s business.
His family’s vineyards were purchased in 1965 and rest at the base of a north-facing hill, surrounded by untamed forest on all sides. All grapes were sold to large negociants until Paolo took over in 1982, when he immediately converted their twelve hectares to organic farming and began bottling their own wines. In a commitment to quality (and good cash flow), he continues to sell two-thirds of his finished wines to negociants.
His respect for nature and belief in biodiversity is demonstrated in the sheer energy and life of his wine. They are structured yet charming and carry the story of his work. - Rachel @rachelkerswell