Join us for a curated Tuscan dinner featuring wine from Italy's infamous Chianti region, on October 17th, 2019 at 6:30pm!
Focusing on small and traditional producers, we will start with delicious "Classicos" and finish with an example of the pinnacle "Gran Selezione". This exceptional selection will be accompanied by an exciting traditional Tuscan menu.
Tuscany and the Chianti appellation
Tuscany is a predominantly hilly region with a Mediterranean climate. The summers are dry and hot summers, the springs are warm, and with mild, rainy autumns and winters. Variations in altitude, exposition, and diurnal temperatures in the foothills contribute to climatic conditions that help balance the sugar, acidity, and aromatics in the grapes—primarily Sangiovese—planted there.
Chianti is a small region within Tuscany, but a wine calling itself “Chianti” is allowed to be made almost anywhere in Tuscany. Chianti Classico is the name given to wines from the original historic boundaries, which lies between Florence and Siena.
Chianti is mainly made of Sangiovese, a thin-skinned grape that makes translucent wines. In the glass, Sangiovese displays a ruby red color with flashes of bright burnt orange and offers a visceral tasting experience. Aromas of cherries, balsamic vinegar, dark espresso, or sweet tobacco bring coarseness and tartness on the palate, classical characteristics of Chianti.
Classification of Chianti Wine
As Chianti ages, the taste of the grapes develops and offers a more mature, precious liquid.
Chianti: Aged for 6 months. Young, simple, tart Chianti.
Superiore: Aged for a year. Slightly bolder wines with smoother acidity.
Riserva: Aged for 2 years. Usually the top wines of a Chianti producer.
Gran Selezione: Aged for at least 2.5 years. Top wines from Chianti Classico.
Learn more about Tuscany and their famous wine, and learn to tell the difference between a Classico and a Gran Selezione! Get your tickets for this special edition of from the cellar!
October 17th, at 6:30pm
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$125 per person