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Vineyard Room: a break between relaxation and tastings of great wines

This article about wine tasting on vacation was published in Vanity Fair issue 24-25, on newsstands until June 18, 2024.

Under the portico one hears the constant chirping of swallows, circling as if in a dance and taking turns in the nest to look after their young. That’s them, a la Ferdinanda Artimino Manor, the Villa dei Cento chimneys (UNESCO heritage), which with songs herald the day, the beautiful season, the joy of life. The same exuberant spring explosion among vineyards, olive groves and flowering fields that captivated Ferdinando I de’ Medici when, in 1596, he decided to build his hunting residence where there had once been an Etruscan settlement and near the medieval village of Artimino.

Room at Paggeria Medicea

Today, next to the villa, where wine tastings are organized, perhaps right in the kitchen in front of the ancient grill, built according to a project by Leonardo da Vinci (Galileo Galilei also visited here to instruct the young Cosimo “in mathematics”), you can stay at Paggeria Medicea, a hotel located in a seventeenth-century building, in the apartments of the village or in the Fagianaie − country houses −, to relax in the wellness center, to try Tuscan specialties in the two restaurants, Biagio Pignatta and La Cantina del Redi, to be combined for example with Grumarello ReserveCarmignano from the estate, a very ancient name associated with the history of the Medici family, which deserves a place alongside the great Tuscan reds.

Nipozzano Castle in Chiantu Rufina for special wine tastings

Nipozzano Castle, in Chiantu Rufina, for special wine tastings

Still a few kilometers from Florence, but in the Chianti Rufina area, Nipozzano Castle it is one of the nine Frescobaldi wineries. Next to the thousand-year-old residence, as old as the family, four bedrooms, each named after a variety of olive tree in the estate, a common breakfast area and a garden with a Jacuzzi bath have been created in the former oil mill. To taste, the cross of the castle, Montezodi And The murmurperfectly paired with the irresistible Cocoli with Tuscan ham offered by Il Quartino Bistro in Pelago, Marchesi Frescobaldi’s wine bar.

Source: VanityFair

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