Early September is one of the best times to visit Chianti and riding a vespa is always a unique and fascinating experience that becomes incomparable for a visit to the Classic Chianti wine expo in Greve in Chianti.
The expo festival takes place on the second weekend of September starting on Thursday. It is a party that welcomes all lovers of good wine and takes place in the splendid setting of Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti.
During the days of the event, Greve in Chianti offers its visitors a rich program of artistic and cultural events related to the rural world, close contacts with winemakers, their vineyards and cellars.
For us at the Chianti vespa tour, this festival is an event not to be missed.
Piazza Matteotti is full of producers of this extraordinary wine, from the most famous to the less known but still excellent products. Once we park our vespas, we join the visitors who fortunately, in the morning, are not so numerous and this makes our visit easier and more Interesting.
These wines represent the work of generations and are the pride of these producers who, thanks to their passion and a growing and selective market, have experimented and refined their productions.
Unfortunately we have to avoid the tastings in order not to compromise the guide but of course, it is possible to buy the wines to remember this beautiful experience once arrived at home
Back on the vespas and the tour starts again its journey through the vineyards tired of the long summer and the recent harvest. In the fields it is still possible to see the industrious farmers picking the grapes. An operation abandoned by most and replaced by machines which have certainly solved many problems of manpower and working times but which have emptied the vineyards of the colors and voices that have always been a feature of countryside folklore.
We pass through streets that border the sometimes empty rows of their precious fruit. Here are those of Badia a Passignano, in front of the abbey of the same name from the 1000s, where the famous reserve is produced and then those of Tignanello, unique in their kind for having white stones covering the roots.
This attention serves to prevent the roots from excessive dehydration, maintaining the freshness accumulated during the night in the day.
Returning we turn our backs on this eternal paradise, a land of sweat and passion, and the memories of this wonderful day will accompany us forever on our life’s journey.