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The wine and its production area meet in the event "Waiting for the Chianti Classico Expo 2021" in the splendid square of Greve in Chianti, from 11 to 13 September 2020. Three days of tastings and initiatives that will move Matteotti square to also send a signal of recovery for our economy.

“Despite the difficulties and restrictions linked to the international health emergency to which we will strictly adhere - declares the mayor di Strike in Chianti - we decided to organize a moment of celebration for our territory. From our origins we want to start all together again, with the contribution of the companies that will join the event. Given the limitations related to the epidemiological crisis, we have decided to postpone the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of the event until next year. For the moment, in a phase of necessary transition, the traditional review will be enlivened by three days of initiatives that will alternate between the square in Greve and various locations in the area ”.

The initiative which, while waiting to celebrate its half-century of life next year, does not give up the opportunity to promote and enhance the winemaking excellence in an extraordinary edition, in safety and in full compliance with anti-contagion measures. And in any case, after Covid, he decides to dress up the square and the territory for a party, highlighting the peculiarities of the companies, the experience and skills of the different generations of Chianti Classico wine producers operating in the Florentine area. and Sienese. The race of the summer, among the most beautiful hills in the world, will come to a halt in the heart of the Florentine countryside to share with citizens and visitors the resources of a territory naturally suited to agriculture and hospitality.

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“Waiting for Expo del Chianti Classico 2021” is not just a saying. In order to truly experience, albeit in a simplified and reduced form compared to past editions, one of the most important international showcases dedicated to the wine culture of Chianti Classic. The Common, in accordance with the Consortium of Chianti Classico wine, defined dates and program.

The resized formula proposes the opening of a collective pavilion in Piazza Matteotti where the producers will not be present but they will be the labels of the whole territory are on display of the Chianti Classico, accompanied by various moments of tasting by the best sommelier in Italy, Valentino Tesi, and musical interventions of various kinds.

Program

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
From 19.00 pm - Sala Bar Station
Presentation of photographs on the topic
“TRAVEL PHOTOS” by the photographer Massimo Tommi
(4th best FIAF national author 2019) by FotoClub Chianti

21.30 pm - Piazza Matteotti
SQUARE ON THE CATWALK
Fashion show by the NATURAL SHOPPING CENTER "Le Botteghe di Greve"
SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
16.00 / 21.00 - Piazza Matteotti
OPENING OF THE COLLECTIVE TASTING PAVILION with labels from all over the Chianti Classico area

16.00 / 23.00 - Piazza Matteotti
“GREVE ARTIGIANA” artisans at work

16.00 - Piazza Matteotti (Tourist Office)
GUIDED TOURS - WALKING EXCURSIONS
SLOW ROAD guided tour
Information and reservations Marco Antonio Tel 39 328 6124658 - info@discoverychianti.com

16.00 - Council Chamber, Town Hall
GUIDED TASTING - inside -
ABC ABOUT WINE: how to taste and better understand a wine, through a tasting of 3 Chianti Classico
He leads: Valentino TESI, Best Sommelier in Italy
40 minutes approx - Max 40 people
Euro 15,00 - Upon reservation c / o expochianticlassico@gmail.com

17.00 pm - Piazza Matteotti
INAUGURATION AND CUTTING OF THE TAPE
with the representatives of the Chianti Classico Consortium and the Municipalities of Chianti

17.00 / 20.00 - Piazza Matteotti
MUSIC IN THE SQUARE
with the folk group GLI AMICI DI 'CHIANTI

18.30 pm - Piazza Matteotti
GUIDED TASTING IN THE SQUARE:
CHIANTI CLASSICO OVERVIEW: Chianti Classico tasting from the various municipalities that include it
He leads: Valentino TESI, Best Sommelier in Italy
1h30 ca - Max 40 people
Euro 15,00 - Upon reservation c / o expochianticlassico@gmail.com

19.00 / 21.00 - Piazza A. Vassallo
APERITIF DJ SET
with BIBI DJ and Finger Food of the Natural Shopping Center

21.30 pm - Piazza A. Vassallo
FUNKY MONKS RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS cover band

Sunday September 13
9.00 am - Cintoia (in front of the former restaurant)
THE ENCHANTED VALLEY
Historical naturalistic itinerary in the Cintoia Valley
Duration 3 hours - Medium difficulty
Information and reservations Marco Antonio Tel 39 328 6124658 info@discoverychianti.com

10.00 / 19.00 - Piazza Matteotti
“GREVE ARTIGIANA” artisans at work

12.00 - Council Chamber, Town Hall
GUIDED TASTING - inside -
20 years OLIO DOP Chianti Classico: "It's easy to say Oil"
Tasting story about the Chianti Classico DOP oil, to learn to know and know how to distinguish an oil of excellence
40 minutes approx - Max 40 people
Euro 15,00 - Upon reservation c / o expochianticlassico@gmail.com

14.00 / 20.00 - Piazza Matteotti
OPENING OF THE COLLECTIVE TASTING PAVILION with labels from all over the Chianti Classico area

16.00 - Council Chamber, Town Hall
GUIDED TASTING - inside -
ABC ABOUT WINE: how to taste and better understand a wine, through a tasting of 3 Chianti Classico
He leads: Valentino TESI, Best Sommelier in Italy
40 minutes approx - Max 40 people
Euro 15,00 - Upon reservation c / o expochianticlassico@gmail.com

16.00 - "Garden of Meetings" Piazza Matteotti
RECOGNITION for civic engagement during the months of emergency to voluntary associations and civic volunteers

17.00 pm - Piazza A. Vassallo
MUSIC IN THE SQUARE
with the LATIN CLUB group: Marco Morandi (piano), Diego Onorato (bass), Luciana Capasso (vocals),
Popular tradition and jazz classics

18.30 pm - Piazza Matteotti
TASTING in the PIAZZA
THE BLACK ROOSTER AND ITS PAIRINGS
Tasting of Chianti Classico and Vinsanto del Chianti Classico combined with gastronomic proposals from Grevigiani restaurants.
He leads: Valentino TESI, Best Sommelier in Italy
1 h and 30 min. - Max 40 people
Euro 15,00 - Upon reservation c / o expochianticlassico@gmail.com

19.00 / 21.00 - Piazza A. Vassallo
APERITIF DJ SET
with BIBI DJ and Finger Food of the CCN

21.30 pm - Piazza A. Vassallo
WOODSTOCK GROUP CONCERT
Tara Degl'Innocenti & Iacopo Meille

DURING THE EVENT ...
ART EXIBITIONS - ART EXIBITIONS
Museum of S. Francesco
"W i RIS !!" - Photographic exhibition by Marco Cappelletti
Piazza Matteotti facade of the Town Hall
Artistic Totems by Luca Carfagna
At the Town Hall
GALLO COLLECTION - Many Artists, a single subject

OPEN CELLAR
Visit the EXPO Producers at their home!
From 11 to 20 September 2020, visit the cellars of our producers and taste their wines!
List of producers participating in the initiative in the "Cantina Aperta" section

Photo taken from the fb Expo del Chianti Classico page.