Between May 28 and June 4 is one of the many wine festivals
that takes place in the famous wine region of Chianti in Tuscany, the wine
festival of Montespertoli.
Alongside the Greve wine festival, which takes place in
September, the Montespertoli festival is one of the main wine-related events,
with the difference between the two being that each festival showcases wines
from different areas of the Chianti appellation. While the Greve festival is
devoted solely to Chianti Classico, the Montespertoli festival covers three
varieties: Chianti, Chianti Montespertoli and Chianti Colli Fiorentini.
Along with the large selection of wines on offer in the
stalls, tastings and tours, theres a host of entertainment on offer that goes
on well into the night. Among the highlights will be a procession through the
town where the locals will dress up in traditional 19th century
costumes and oxen pull carts filled with wine, as well as a variety of street
musicians, costumed bands, street actors and Tuscan flag throwers. As the night
draws in, the entertainment begins to head indoors, and several more bottles of
wine are uncorked.
The event takes place just a short distance from our Chianti
villas, and the town is also easily reached by public transport from the
popular city of Florence.
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