Vinoteca al Chianti at the Florence Charterhouse
Unique assortment in all of Italy's wine and wine world
THE VINOTECA presents:
"A world of wine": our true forte. A truly vast and rigorous selection of Italian labels (more than 3000 during the course of the year) and labels from outside of Italy (over 1000 during the same twelve month period), with new discoveries always available.
A TRULY UNIQUE ASSORTMENT FROM ALL OVER ITALY AND THE WORLD. THERE IS NO POINT IN LISTING THEM HERE, THE CHOICE FOR WINE LOVERS IS ALMOST TOO RICH.
Our philosophy is to remain constantly up to date in terms both of our selection, our responses to our customers' requests, and new discoveries, but we also attempt to locate fine typical products, wines, varieties, and zones which are part of Italy, its history, and its tradition. And both red and white wines are eagerly sought out.
Particular attention is given to sweet wines and dried-grape wines which Italy offers from every region from north to south - they represent a grand tradition of hospitality, of friendship. They now have a new use as pleasurable and inventive accompaniments to desserts, cheese, and dishes, and we consider proposing these original accompaniments as an essential part of our work.
But we also have a varied and complete choice of non-Italian wines, with particular attention given to the history and tradition of France, without however neglecting the rest of Europe and the world.
" THE PLEASURE OF LIQUEURS AND SPIRITS ":
The end of a meal, a pause in the company of friends with a liqueur or a spirit is truly relaxing, a moment to be lived with the emotions that a large selection of typical products which artisans, convents, small and - occasionally - large distilleries offer, an opportunity for rare sensations.
We have a vast assortment of RUM, COGNAC, ARMAGNAC, WHISKEY, AND OTHER NON-ITALIAN SPIRITS, all available to assist you in learning the culture of outstanding distilled products.
We also have a lovely selection of grappa from various distilleries, produced from the pomace of many different grape varieties from all over Italy, and we also have such typical Italian liqueurs as NOCINO, liqueurs from anise or from herbs, limoncello, and a great variety of other typical distilled products such as fruit spirits from Italy and abroad.
" AN INFINITE SERIES OF OLIVE OILS ...":
From hundreds of different olives, from countless different soils and microclimates, the complete patrimony of olive oils from the north to the south of Italy, all with a different character, the delicate to the full-flavored, for every conceivable taste.
Over 50 different labels, from Liguria to the Veneto and to Pantelleria.
OUR SELECTION OF GASTRONOMIC SPECIALITIES :
Italy is extraordinarily rich in high quality products from many different zones.
You will find selected cheeses, typical ham, salami, and other cured products, jams and marmalade, pasta, soups, superb tuna, an INFINITE list of creative temptations for the table.