Corso Del Vino 3
Today we studied our wine lesson with Mauricio for the first time. He was full of gimmicks to keep us excited.
It was the Chianti Classico day. So we learned about them in general. If you see a bottle of Chianti Classico Reserva, that means the bottles has been kept for aging at least 2 years in the Oak barrel and 3 months in the bottle.
However, for the Chianti Classico, the wine needs only 1 year aging time in the barrels. The tastes and characters of the Chianti Classico and the Chianti Classico reserva are absolutely different. You will be able to spot the different quality straightaway.
Chianti Classico contains a minimum percentage of 80% Sangiovese grapes. And you would often see the black rooster logo on the neck of the bottle as a sign indicating Chianti Classico.
Today we learned how to use the Decanter. It’s a classy way to let your carefully selected red wine breathes before serving. Of course, serving wine in a decanter makes it even more elegant.
We saw the vintage red wine bottle which was made by the glass blowing technic. The bottle was wrapped with corn leaves in order to protect the bottle as well as protect the wine from the Sun.
The most challenging part of the wine lesson for me is not studying in Italian but drinking and taking notes for the reports without being tipsy!