Lisbett and Garret have asked our company to come up with a delicious day in the Chianti Wine Region. We have chosen two of our favourite wineries, which both enjoy international fame. These wineries, while being at the top of their game, are not commercial nor industrial size wineries. We have set the day up so it will be interesting for everyone, not just aiming this at total oenophiles. We are going to enjoy the incredible art installations of Castello de Ama as well as a tour of the winery, A gourmet lunch in the most elegant of surroundings with the famed wines of Castello di Ama. After our lunch, we will move through the gorgeous region of Chianti with its untouched forests and impossibly beautiful hilltop borgos. Our next stop will be Castello di Monsanto.
Overview of TUSCANY
Unequivocally the most beautiful wine region of the world. There is nowhere quite as stunning as the forested and vine laden hills and untouched forests of Chianti or the clay laden hills of the Val d'Orcia with their cypress tree driveways. Bolgheri, in the Maremma, with the stunning maritime pines and amazing coastal views, is leading the pack with their international varietal blends. For us a Tuscan wine and food based vacation is as good as it gets: there is just so much to see. Do not be fooled into that Sangiovese is an easy grape to understand, nor is that the only varietal that excels here. We will be tasting Merlots & Cabernets too as well as Chianti Classico and some dessert wines.
What does BIODYNAMICS mean?
The concept behind biodynamics is that everything in the universe is interconnected and gives off a resonance or vibe. The interconnectivity of everything even includes celestial bodies like the moon, planets and stars. Biodynamic viticulture is the practice of balancing this resonance between vine, man, earth and stars. Essentially, biodynamics is a holistic view of agriculture. If you have healthy soil, you will have healthy plants. And if you have healthy plants, you will have better fruit. And if you have better fruit, you will have better wine. And if you have better wine, you will have better happier clients.