Drinking Tuscany: Chianti Classico and its connection to history. [Guest post by Robert Horvat.]


chianti castellare

By Robert Horvat

I have never been to Italy and it is not to say that I will never go, but the other day Italy came to me  I enjoyed a bottle of Castellare di Castellina, a great value wine from the Chianti region of central Tuscany. For me, this was my first taste of an Italian wine from the wonderful picturesque slopes of Tuscany. I won’t pretend that I know what I am talking about when describing its characteristics and taste. What I can tell you is that I am not usually a fan of very dry wine but this 2012 bottle was indeed wonderful. For someone like me, who is fussy about aftertaste, this was a very approachable wine. But don’t expect me to just simply sit and enjoy the aroma and taste of wine in general without daydreaming about its origins. Is it not fun to sometimes learn…

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