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Tasting Tuscan Chianti wine in a castle dated 1256!

 

This is Meleto castle  www.castellomeleto.it in the Chianti district & of course the symbol of the Chianti Classico , the black rooster , was on the bottles we opened & tasted!

The castle dates back Middle Age  & the Ricasoli ‘s family  owned it for many years,at the present  the property has changed .

There is also a small old theatre dated XVIII century that we visited in which the noble family used to invite friends for  private events.

I really loved the old manuscripts showed in the tasting room that proves the old tradition of wine makers & the costs of the farm in the past centuries & some very old bottles of wine!

The castle is in such  a beautiful location overlooking the valley ; made of old stones opened its painted doors to host us in an elegant afrescoes dining room for lunch & its old doors leading to the cellers full of barrels of wine for our tour.

The Meleto’s products are not just wine but also a good extra virgin olive oil we tasted before our lunch as bruschetta with different kind of wines as welcome ‘aperitivo’and Vin Santo – excellent dessert wine – at the end our meal with cantuccini biscuits .

The American group enjoyed so much our daytour from Pistoia  around the Chianti!

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