Chianti tales

The Tuscan crostino is the black crostino

The Tuscan crostino is the black crostino

Day by day, the Tuscan crostini were also appreciated by the noble families and then entered the Tuscan culinary tradition. Today they are very popular both in Tuscany and abroad.

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Cantucci biscuits recipe and Vin Santo

Cantucci biscuits recipe and Vin Santo

Christmas time is beautiful also for sweets we tend to indulge in. So maybe you'll feel like ending a special lunch on a high note by preparing a Tuscan recipe: Cantucci biscuits to be paired with Cantalici's Vin Santo wine liquor

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Bolognese sauce and Pasta Cantalici

Bolognese sauce and Pasta Cantalici

Ragù Bolognese sauce is very suitable for pasta such as tagliatelle, penne, and fusilli by Cantalici, since it is a very rough type of pasta, it takes the sauce well and does not leave it anymore!

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Gran Pezzo steak and Gran Selezione

Gran Pezzo steak and Gran Selezione

This is no everyday dish, certainly not a cheap meat cut, but if we want to treat ourselves and receive some enthusiastic comments , then the Gran Pezzo will certainly do the trick, especially if paired with a bottle of our Gran Selezione wine

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Bolognese sauce by Grandma Pippi with Cantalici Pasta

Bolognese sauce by Grandma Pippi with Cantalici Pasta

At the beginning of this year, we did an experiment: we created Cantalici pasta, made with ancient grain flour and a process that is attentive to respect for traditions but also to taste

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Pasta Cantalici, what else?

Pasta Cantalici, what else?

This year we have decided to face a new challenge: to make our own pasta, because we believe that we are what we eat

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The story of our logo is a story of friendship

The story of our logo is a story of friendship

When Cantalici winery was founded in 1998, we had to find a logo: an icon which told about us and about our conception to produce wine in Chianti. This is not an easy job, so we chose a friend and great artist: Giuliano Ghelli

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The cork - tradition and poetry

The cork - tradition and poetry

The use of cork to close wine bottles dates back to the end of the seventeenth century, thanks to a lucky intuition of a French monk: Dom Perignon

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Chianti Classico Baruffo Reserve and Brasato meat to celebrate the end of summer

Chianti Classico Baruffo Reserve and Brasato meat to celebrate the end of summer

In September and October you can smell the grape harvest in the air and recognize the change of season by the scents and colors of our hills. We like to celebrate this time of the year with some good Chianti Classico Baruffo Reserve paired with brasato

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Chianti Stewed Meat

Chianti Stewed Meat

In the Chianti meat is a family thing, a matter of tradition, and so, even if it's summer, Tuscan grandmas are not going to be scared from the heat: if there's meat to be cooked, you cook it.

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Decanting wine: when, why and how

Decanting wine: when, why and how

Decant: it isn't always necessary, it needs time and makes the wine, and especially its aromas, clearer.

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Rosé, white or red? How to choose the right wine

Rosé, white or red? How to choose the right wine

Pairing wine is perhaps one of the most complicated, yet rewarding tasks of a sommelier. Nevertheless, when we receive an invitation for a special dinner we wonder: what will be the wine that goes best with it?

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Linguine with scampi paired with Cantavento White Wine

Linguine with scampi paired with Cantavento White Wine

A gentle breeze blows today here in Chianti, and it is the right time to open a bottle for the dinner. So, it's time for some Cantavento with a special recipe that pairs perfectly with its aromas.

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How to drink red wine in summer

How to drink red wine in summer

Summer is coming, and often it is considered “the season of white and rosé wine”. But, we live in Chianti Classico, and for us, red wine has no season. So, here are a few pieces of advice to enjoy a good glass of red wine during the summer.

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The Panzanella recipe by Grandma Pippi

The Panzanella recipe by Grandma Pippi

June, the month that marks the beginning of summer, of warmth. For dinner we enjoy a typical Tuscan dish, fresh and fast, the Panzanella, which we pair with a wine just as lively and fragrant, our rosè IGT Petali. What more could you ask for?

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How to age a bottle of wine

How to age a bottle of wine

It often happens, that during the tasting our customers ask us: "How long can I keep this bottle of wine?" The answer depends a lot on the type of wine and above all on the way it will be stored.

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How to do a wine tasting at home

How to do a wine tasting at home

Usually, we host our visitors in our cellar in Gaiole in Chianti, but today we'll try to give you some easy pieces of advice to have a successful wine tasting in your own home, by guiding you through a conscious and healthy approach to drinking.

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The legend of Gallo Nero

The legend of Gallo Nero

Cantalici winery lies in the area called “Chianti Classico”, probably it’s the most famous and known in all over the world for the wine. The symbol of Chianti Classico is the black rooster.

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5 words to describe Tuscany

5 words to describe Tuscany

Sometimes many details seem obvious to us but they are not at all, so we decided to ask directly to not Tuscan persons, so to try to imagine in 5 words how Tuscany looks to those who see it for the first time.

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Manual or merchanical Harvesting?

Manual or merchanical Harvesting?

The harvest period is an intense and tiring moment, but also a very satisfying one because it’s necessary to pick the grapes at the right time to obtain high quality wines.

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