French writer and poet Albert Camus once said “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” and no better expression could describe the colours of Chianti Classico in Fall.
These months are particularly dear to us as all our hard work comes to fruit during the grape harvest in September and the olive harvest in November. In Chianti Classico, Fall smells of must, raked leaves and a soft undertone of earthy spices cuts through the air, caressing the nose and lingering on like a sweet memory.
As the sun rises over the Tuscan hills, the ground is damp with dew and nocturnal showers have restored the land after the dry Tuscan summer. At the beginning of Fall, green is still very alive in the vines, heavy with the purpled fruits that will go on to be picked and transported into our cellars to become wine. As the season strengthens its grasp over the calendar, October takes on the hues of a decadent rainbow – swirling from light yellow to deep crimson, that are the colors of Chianti Classico in Fall. November colors in Chianti Classico radiates a lush palette: dark olive, eggplant, chocolate, rust and the rich, velvety red that reminds us so much of our Sangiovese grapes resting in our cellars. Crisp with the smell of bonfires and fresh olive oil, it’s during this month that our land’s charm reaches its peak. Resting, silent yet absorbingly beautiful. Don’t resist the temptation to grab your camera and take it for a spin amongst the iridescent hills of Chianti Classico.
The golden tips of our vines caress the sky, light and delicately forelorn after the harvest reaping of grapes. The sprightly breeze bows down onto fields of sullen green and brown as the temperatures take a dip on the cold side of the barometer– a great excuse sit back, light a fire and nurse yourself back to warmth with a nice glass of Vintage Chianti Classico red.