The Chianti wines, renowned all around the world, are the symbol of Tuscan excellence. However the territory dedicated to the vines is much larger and has ancient origins. In fact, wine is produced throughout Tuscany from the Etruscans age and the Valdarno area is an example. The entire province of Arezzo has always been dedicated to the cultivation of grapes and to the production of excellent wines that today are awarded with quality certificates.
Across the area they produce Chianti DOCG, Valdarno di Sopra DOC, Chianti dei Colli Aretini DOCG, Valdichiana DOC, and Vinsanto del Chianti DOC. The love for tradition is always alive as they try to keep the native vines thanks to traditional methods of cultivation, respecting the environment and in the name of the high quality. The Chianti Aretino and Valdarno wines are mainly based on Sangiovese, even if they can obtain interesting blends with the varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The tradition is combined with a continuous research and selection of the best grapes and territories, in fact in 2011 was born the Pietraviva DOC, a typical wine of the province of Arezzo and sub-area of the Valdarno, obtained from different vines including Sangiovese, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malvasia.
If you love wine you should plan a visit to Tuscany, where you can taste the wines in their natural environment, visit the cellars and learn from the producers the path and history that are the basis of an excellent wine. In fact the first hard work in the vine is followed by careful processing in the cellar, with the passion and love that have always distinguished the work of Tuscan producers.
Starting from Villa Le Facezie, in Terranuova Bracciolini, you can visit several vineyards and follow the special routes, such as the Terre di Arezzo Wine Road, which includes aperitifs in the cellar and tastings in combination with the best typical food of Tuscany.
At Villa Le Facezie you can taste a selection of wines from small local wineries, appreciated by the best guides in the sector.