Friday, June 6, 2014

The Lega del Chianti and wines of the Chianti Classico region

Lega del Chianti
If you are in Tuscany this weekend there is an event being held by the Lega del Chianti, “League of Chianti”. They are hosting an event this Saturday at 16:00, Chianti Classico: Storia, Vini e Vitigni Unici, “Chianti Classico: History, Wines and Unique Varietals”. In speaking with Giovanni Sordi, whom is a master taster of wine and oil and whom is the senior advisor of the league, there will be a host of speakers at the event including speakers that are all prominent figures of Tuscan research at institutes and universities. The event includes the following:

  • Barone Giovanni Ricasoli-Firidolfi (General Captain of the league) for a greeting
  • Roberto Ariani (Commissioner of Greve)
  • Giovanni Sordi discussing the theme of the conference
  • Paolo Storchi (speaker from the Istituto Superiore Viticoltura) discussing the evolution of chose varietals in the territory of Chianti
  • Mario Bertuccioli (professor at the Universita degli Studi di Firenze) discussing the sensorial characterristics of sangiovese in relation to the territory.
  • Zeffiro Ciuffoletti (professor at the Universita degli Studi di Firenze) discussing the Chianti region as a cultural asset

Finishing off the event is a tasting of a dozen wines, each representing different parts of the terroirs of the Chianti Classico region, also known as the Gallo Nero. It's followed with a buffet of foods that are typical products of the Chiantigiana area.

To attend the event you can contact Signore Milena e Daniela at or contact at 055 2608890. It's only 10 euro. I wish we had prices like that for an event such as this in the states. I will report back information shared at the event to help educate on this world wide famous region of Italy.

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