Every time we open a bottle of wine, we embark on a journey through history, flavours and tradition of a particular territory and country, learning a little bit about the origin of the wine you are sipping, make the moment unique.
Talking about Tuscany, the region of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, producing local but worldwide famous grapes such as the white Ansonica, Malvasia, trebbiano toscano, Vermentino e Vernaccia di San Gimignano, for the red Aleatico, Canaiolo, Malvasia, Montepulciano e Sangiovese.
Historically, the cultivation of the vine in Tuscany began with the ancient Romans. Cultivation of this incredible fruit linked to wine production flourished especially in southern Tuscany until the invasions of the Barbarians from Nothern Europe. The activity re-started after Christian time especially thanks to the monks. In the 1800’s Tuscany will start to focus the production of red grapes.
We recommend to try some of the following that we believe really good this year:
Elba Ansonica Acquabona (Livorno)
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Montenidoli Fiore (San Gimignano – Siena)
2012 Colli di Luni vermentino Vigneto Mezzaluna Boriassi (fosdinovo – Massa)
2010 Chianti Classico Val delle Corti (Radda in chianti – Siena)
2011 Cortona Syrah Il Borgo Tenimenti d’Alessandro (cortona – Arezzo)
2010 Morellino di Scansano brumaio Tenuta Pietramora di Collefagiano (Scansano – Grosseto)
2009 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Nocio dei Boscarelli (Montepulciano – Siena)
Need help? where to buy wines, how to pair one of the wines listed with food or local recipes, contact us 🙂