Etruscan Coast Bolgheri and Valdicornia Wines
Start by sampling Pisa hills and Montescudaio DOCs wineries, some traditional "noble" estates, most recent or completely new. Their warm, smooth reds are increasingly appreciated, great examples of a traditional Sangiovese style. Then the intriguing Val di Cornia and Bolgheri, core of a new family of classy Tuscan wines, distinctively following the international taste. We find warm, pleasant, usually full-bodied reds, and exclusive, fashionable wines, with more than a hint of a French style. Near the coast and, from June to October, by the beach, we will enjoy great whites too: Vermentino fresh and mild, and the unusual Ansonaca, gently salty, ideal with seafood.
Some favourite wineries, for example.
Family size, historical mansions, artistic modern design, are some example of our favourite estates: Bocelli, La Regola, Ghizzano, Caiarossa Guado al Melo, Tua Rita, San Michele, Sassicaia, Gaja, or Petra.
The Chianti Classico Wines.
The Chianti Classico DOC boasts over 450 wineries, and includes different valleys, towns and terroirs: take your time! Enjoy tastings of Chianti Classico, young and Riserva, from the southern area, and from the higher wineries. Then from the Pesa and Greve valleys. Taste IGT (that you might call Supertuscans), and Vin Santo, a fine dry meditation wine aged for years. Then Vernaccia di San Gimignano, crisp, gently bitter, one of the few three fine whites of Tuscany.
Some wineries, for example.
Here is just a choice of, but not all, our favourite wineries: Fonterutoli, Fontodi, Isole & Olena, Cinciano, Montecchio, Castelnuovo, Filigare, Renzo Panti, Castello di Verrazzano, Antinori, Montevertine, and much more.