Chianti Classico: The best wine in the world

Take Florence and Siena, two cities of breathtaking beauty, and picture the magnificent swath of land between them filled with unspoiled woods, fauna, churches, abbeys and, most important of all, vineyards and olive groves stretching as far as the eye can see-and you'll still only have the faintest of ideas of what the Chianti Classico zone is like! If you want a fuller one, there's nothing for it but to actually go there and breathe in its smells, travel its white roads and, last but not least, taste the fruits of its soil, one of the most crystalline expressions of which is wine.
- BY Fabio Pracchia