The territory of Chianti
Chianti is a watercolor of bright, vivid colors. Its slanting light falls on the cypress trees that line the roads and on the gentle hills that are cloaked in olive trees and vineyards, interspersed by fallow land and fields. It is an enchanted place, opined by Scottish writer Tobias Smollett as the gentlest countryside in the world.
Poet and Chianti vine grower Leonardo Manetti describes it as “a solitary oasis in the dessert of the rush”. His words highlight how Chianti is cut off from the main highways of communication, maintaining it intact and authentic.