It’s finally time for “Anteprime di Toscana” the official events for the great wines of Tuscany
It will start from Florence, Saturday, February 15, at the Fortezza da Basso, with the great tasting of wines of destinations such as Maremma Toscana, Montecucco, Carmignano, Colline Lucchesi, Valdarno di Sopra, Orcia, Consorzio Terre di Pisa and Consorzio Chianti Rufina.
From Sunday, February 16, then, there will be the great names of Chianti, with Chianti Lovers, with the 2019 vintage and the 2017 Riserva in the subzones Rufina, Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colli Aretini, Montalbano, Colline Pisane, and Montespertoli, together, as has been the case for years, with Morellino di Scansano, the enological pearl of the Maremma, again with the 2019 vintage and the 2017 Riserva, still in the Fortezza da Basso, in Florence.
On Monday 17 and Tuesday 18, instead, at the historic Stazione Leopolda, the protagonist will be the oldest designation of the Region, Chianti Classico, one of the most beautiful wine territories in the world (between Renaissance Florence and medieval Siena),
On Wednesday 19, instead, the “circus” of the Anteprime will move to San Gimignano where there will be the new vintages of Vernaccia, the white diamond of wine in a region of great reds, already sung by Dante in the Divine Comedy, with the 2019 vintage and the 2018 Riserva.
On Thursday 20, instead, it will be the Medici Fortress of Montepulciano, “of every wine the king”, as the poet and doctor Redi wrote, to host Anteprima Vino Nobile, with the vintage 2017 and the Riserva 2016 of the polychrome version of Sangiovese, which here is called Prugnolo Gentile, and which is aged in modern and designer cellars, but also in caves dating back to the Etruscan period, or kept in Renaissance palaces.
And then the closing, as always, is entrusted to the most prestigious standard bearer of Tuscan wine, Brunello di Montalcino, with a “Benvenuto Brunello” that will see in the glass the already celebrated 2015 vintage, together with the Riserva 2014 and the Rosso di Montalcino 2018, among the stones that exude history of the Chiostro Museo di Montalcino and the Complesso di Sant’Agostino.