grapes

Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico: what is it and what does it do?

Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico: what is it and what does it do?

Being a wine lover (how could you not be, if you’ve landed on our blog?), you have certainly heard of the Consorzio Chianti Classico but have you ever wondered what this denomination actually means for all the wine-cellars present within its jurisdiction? To be a part of the Chianti Classico family is synonymous of quality, […]
February 28, 2017

How to read a wine label in Italy

When faced with a myriad of wine choices in a store, what influences you to decide which one to bring home? How do you know what you’re buying if it’s an unfamiliar brand or type of wine? The label is of course the number one source of information in this case, but different countries have […]
January 13, 2017

Did the Medici drink Wine?

Even though they don’t require any type of introduction, the Medici were the wealthiest and most powerful ruling family in the Renaissance and their efforts and careful investments truly shaped Florence’s splendour. The Medici Bank founded by Giovanni soon became the most profitable business of the time and their excellent diplomatic skills helped them build partnerships […]
November 9, 2016

Sangiovese wines: our definitive guide to this Tuscany DOCG

The more time you spend in Tuscany, the more you’ll hear the word Sangiovese. Well that is, if you love wine! The most popular grape in this region, one we call the King of the Tuscan vineyard, is at the base of numerous Sangiovese wines with the Tuscany DOCG seal of approval. The Sangiovese grape […]
September 16, 2016

The Grape Harvest Festival: a Tuscan Tradition

In September, Tuscany comes alive with one of the most important times of year for our agricultural community: the grape harvest. This is the moment that the grapes on our vines, having absorbed all the sun and the freshness that Tuscany can give, are ready to be hand-picked and brought into the cellar to begin […]
September 7, 2016

Five questions for Alberto Antonini, oenologist

Named one of the top 5 wine consultants in the world by Decanter magazine in 2015, Alberto Antonini has clients around the world, in Italy, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, USA, Canada, Australia and Armenia. Known for helping wineries turn around and rediscover a sense of place, he’s been working with Dievole since 2013. After consulting all […]
December 10, 2015

Sangiovese, Tuscany’s Signature Grape infographic

Did you know that wine’s flavors are influenced by the typology of the terroir, among other factors? On this wine infographic, we have analysed the 7 DOCG (Origin Denomination Controlled and Guaranteed) in Tuscany, all made of Sangiovese, the most important grape in this territory. The factors taken into consideration were: – the type of […]
November 12, 2015

Tradition and innovation in winemaking at Dievole

If Tuscany brings to mind rolling hills, great wines, Medieval towns and Renaissance art, it’s because it’s been that way for a long time. Artistically, Tuscany, and in particular Florence, is the cradle of the Renaissance, but roots go way back – there are Roman and Etruscan ruins just about everywhere you dig. From a […]
October 7, 2015

3 great grape recipes

During harvest time in Tuscany, grapes get picked and crushed for wine, but they also make their way into a lot of seasonal dishes! At home, we might toss them in a rice or green salad salad or make a simple puff pastry tart. For something a bit fancier, we challenged Monika, the chef at […]
September 23, 2015

9 Ways Dievole is a Sustainable Winery

The key concept at Dievole is “respect” – for its centuries-long history as well as for recent events, for the earth, the vines, the olive trees and the people who work here. Sustainability in a winery means doing everything an eye to the future, knowing that the earth you’re standing on has been producing wine […]
September 9, 2015