Ever wonder what wine country in Tuscany is like in Autumn? However, heartwarming Chianti to drink during this time of year, what yummy Italian seasonal foods are we eating? Read on for a taste of Autumn in Tuscany, learn about the best goodies that this season brings.
Autumn in Tuscany
Autumn (Autunno in Italian) is the time to relax, cozy up with a deep glass of Chianti wine and watch how the colors change in the Tuscan countryside. The vast array of vineyards that line the hills morph from green leaves to shades of red, yellow, and orange. With the less frequenting sun and crisp cool Autumn air, vines take in lower amounts of nutrients which inevitably stops their food-making process. As a result, our beloved red grape leaves turn a reddish color, while the white grape leaves turn to a yellowish-orange color. A beautiful sight while touring the countryside on your way to visit the most beautiful wineries in the Chianti region.
Therefore, which wines do we like to drink with this cool, wet weather that Autumn brings us? Chianti warms your inside. It is made with a balanced blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. They give it a smooth taste and give you enough bite and make you say “Ahhhhh.” Open up that bottle of Chianti Classico Riserva (typical Tuscany wine). As it has been brewing over the years. It comes from an ancient winery that sits on a hilltop, and pair it with warm pasta with porcini mushrooms. This experience will really bring you true flavors of the region. Thereby, choices on Tuscany wine country are endless, so start preparing your pallet.
Florence Wine Tour
Food markets in all the town’s piazzas will now be filled with aromas of roasting chestnuts, figs, mushrooms, and delicious pairings of pears with pecorino cheese. The fresh, seasonal foods and wines produced and harvested in the Tuscany region provide enough excitement to say “Hey! Let’s explore the beautiful region during this lovely season!” Let us help you explore, book your tour with Florence Wine Tour!0