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Traveling in Tuscany: The Best Wine Tasting & Wine Tours WINE TV

Wanna Go? (upbeat music) – We traveled over 5,000 miles from home to take you on a trip to Tuscany. Sun kissed vineyards, cypress trees, medieval towns, just some of the intoxicating sights you’ll see in Tuscany. Where the middle ages are alive in the modern day. Situated between the cities of Sienna and Florence sit nine municipalities that make up the coveted Chianti Classico Wine Region. But, behind the rolling hills are real people who dedicate their lives to bringing these wines to life. Tune in today as we give you a taste of the toast of Tuscany. – [Local] Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places and has the best reputation. – [Monique] If anyone knows the land’s bountiful beauty, it’s Conte Sebastiano Capponi. His family first bought this Grave and Chianti Estate Winery in 1524, even after 20 generations, the past is present and comes back to life on the back of every bottle. – It’s known as the most soul and senator and for 20 years, they have to find a sort of brand for Tuscany cousin Will the third. (Italian language) – [Monique] But, their ancient history doesn’t keep them from forward thinking. – For the production parts, I have two very good cell masters, one woman and one man because it is very important to have both palettes because women and men have different palettes. – [Monique] How do you think men and women’s palettes are different? – Women are usually much better descriptors, another thing they tend to know, at least in my case, they tend to have more of an approach like mother to babies with wine. So, they tend to know the babies very well. So, when I’m doing a blind tasting and my, Sabrina was a woman cell master, she will more or less know what wine is it. Yes, she’s very good at that. – [Monique] Women have good attention to detail. – [Sebastiano] Men have vision, women take care of nitty gritty details. That’s usually, that is usually the case. – [Monique] They’re the dreamers. – I know. – [Monique] We make it happen. Established in 1385, Antinori’s ancient roots run deep. Now, 26 generations later, the family maintains a leader in Italian wines by practicing three principles. Passion, tradition and institution. – Antinori is 2,000 acres vineyard in Italy. We have a lot of estates all around the world and but at the same time, we are real family. I feel the presence of the history and I think that we have to work in the right way to maintain the history but at the same time, to go ahead with the renovation. – [Monique] For the first time in the family’s 625 year history, you can now see the wine making process for yourself at the family’s new state of the art facility. Why did you guys decide to open to the public? – [Sara] To share with other people the knowledge of how a wine is done because many people drink wine but actually know nothing about how wine is made. And here we want to try to teach people what’s behind a glass of wine. – [Monique] What’s the reaction been like when people come? – They are all, they are like that. – [Monique] Elevating your taste to a higher place is easy riding on these black rooster roads. – In Tuscany, in Chianti, every piece of land they have a name. – [Monique] What was the name of the place we were just at? – [Driver] Solatio. – [Monique] And what does that mean? – Those can wait to say exposed to the sun. – Our tour under the Tuscan sun continues at Costella D’ Albola which is here in Radda in Chianti and owned by the largest wine making family in Italy. – The story of this estate is very, very long. Started in the middle ages and started by a known big family of Florence. Family bought in 1979 from Gnolconte Family. Quality is the first thing that a wine maker or producer of wine have to make. John and Zunina started this road more than 40 years ago when they start to buy property around Italy. You can see the middle ages in the building, you can see the renaissance in the villa beyond too has, you can see that the story or the culture of the region of Tuscany in the Chianti Classico. The future of wine is not quantity but quality wines. Remember that this wine can extreme when you drinking so I want underline the importance of this very, very elegant wine. – [Monique] Elegance seems effortless in the territory where tranquility and tradition fill the air and where friendships were formed between one of America’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and the family that fathered Chianti Classico. We are here in the beautiful Chianti Classico region of Italy. We literally have Sienna over our shoulder. – We’re at front to Italy which is one of the oldest properties in old Chianti and it belongs to my family since 1435. I represent generation 24th. – You don’t look a day over 23rd. (laughter) And, is it true your family going back years and years and years ago actually fathered Chianti? (laughter) – Yes, we can say that. One of my ancestors Cila Comace in 1398 wrote the first official known document mentioning Chianti wine. So, he was the first to associate the word Chianti to wine and this was a few centuries ago. – For someone at home who’s never tried a Chianti Classico wine before, what would you tell them? – I would say the Chianti Classico is a great wine and it’s one of the best wines to pair with food. It has this beautiful freshness, this complexity and this nice elegance which can pair with a lot of different foods. Enjoy food, wine, life. I think this is an incredible privilege to be in this kind of industry. This is so unbelievable. – A privileged lifestyle is postcard perfect here where the prusuit of life, liberty and happiness is attainable under the Tuscan sunset and around any Tuscano table. I’ll drink to that, how do we say “cheers” in Italian? – We say “cheers”, “salutia, arrivederci”. – Arrivederci! What does that mean, arrivederci! – I’ll see you again. – I hope so, I will see you again. Thank you so much.. Wanna Go?