Wine tour at Dievole

Dievole

The wine estate Dievole is located in the Chianti Classico area, one of the most popular wine region of Tuscany between Siena and Florence. Dievole overlooks the wonderful vineyards and olive groves. It covers an area of 400 hectares within the Chianti Classico territory in Vagliagli.

Dievole vineyards

Dievole is an old winery founded in the 11th century. This Italian winery has a thousand year history. Today Dievole is owned by an oil tycoon from Argentina Alejandro Bulgheroni and is part of a network of wineries in Tuscany: Chianti Classico, Bolgheri and Montalcino.

The winery Dievole produces elegant wines such as Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Vin Santo and IGT white wine. But they make also other Italian great wines: Bolgheri DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.

Wine tour

During the wine tour we discovered the history and the taste of Dievole wines. We were with a small group of 9 persons (it is necessary to pre-arrange this wine experience).

Wine Tasting room Dievole

Our guide waited for us at the wine shop. She started with a brief introduction to the wines and the history of Dievole. After a small talk we walked through the vineyards, the historic wine cellars and tasting rooms. After the tour we started with individual tastings of the quality wines including good cheeses and local meats.

Our guide was really knowledgeable and she answered all of our questions. It was a great wine experience at Dievole. The complex Dievole looks really amazing with good manicured gardens and great views over the vineyards. The is tour is about 2 hours long and we tasted 6 wines.

Review

Everything from the wine, food pairings and lunch were top quality. We brought some bottles home. It was a wonderful experience. Therefor… I will be back for sure for an other wine tour!

Official certified FISAR sommelier

In 2017 I started with the FISAR sommelier study with the aim of becoming a professional sommelier. My dream came true. Three years later I have my official Fisar diploma and taste vin. I am a certified sommelier now!

FISAR Sommelier

Sometimes I still can’t believe that I’ve made it. It wasn’t easy at all. Being a Dutch native speaker and doing speaking and writing tests in an other language isn’t the easiest way to get your degree.

FISAR Sommelier
FISAR Sommelier

But I did it and I can’t explain my happiness and satisfaction. Now that I am having my diploma I hunger for more. I want to keep on studying, tasting, working and keep on organizing more and more Wine and Food experience.

I live my dream and nothing is impossible. I have so many future wine projects to realize .. the best is yet to come. Cheers!

FISAR sommelier

Een lunch bij Cantina Gattavecchi in Montepulciano

Afgelopen vrijdag hadden wij gasten uit Amsterdam op bezoek. Zij waren speciaal naar Montepulciano gekomen om de locale wijnen, en de traditionele Toscaanse keuken te proeven. Dion en Wendy zijn liefhebbers van goede wijnen. En dus ook van Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

Na een bezoek aan de wijngaarden van Poggio alla Sala zijn we richting Montepulciano gereden voor de traditionele lunch in osteria Cantina Gattavecchi.

Luca Gattavecchi was onze gastheer. Hij bezorgde ons een onvergetelijke lunch met heerlijke wijnen en typische gerechten uit de streek.

Voorgerecht

Diverse crostini met kippenlever-paté, champignons en tomaten
Ribollita (typisch Toscaans gerecht met groenten)

Primo piatto:

Homemade pasta “i pici” met eenden-ragù, tomaten,- en everzwijnsaus.

Secondo piatto:

Biefstuk uitgeserveerd met olijfolie, verse pepers en rozemarijn

Dessert:

Vin Santo met huisgemaakte cantucci

Wijnen:

Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Gattavecchi 2015, Parceto Poggio alla Sala 2013, en Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2008 Gattavecchi

Voor een Wine and Food experience in cantina Gattavecchi kun je reserveren via deze link.