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29
Jan

The best Tuscan wine regions

Tuscany is the most enduringly famous of all Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamor of its endless rolling hills, cypress-lined country roads and hilltop villages. The Sangiovese grape is the key to the region’s success, as the backbone of DOCG wines in Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Carmignano.

But where are the best places to try Tuscan wines? Here are some of them:

Chianti: As one of the most well-known Italian wines, and one of the first wines ever to be exported, Chianti is a must-try in Tuscany. Chianti vineyards are spread throughout Tuscany, but to we recommend visiting the wineries in the heart of the Chianti region.

Chianti region. Photo credit: https://www.walksofitaly.com

Chianti region. Photo credit: https://www.walksofitaly.com

Chianti vineyards. Photo credit: Inyucho

Chianti vineyards. Photo credit: Inyucho

Montalcino: For the full sangiovese experience, head to the town of Montalcino. That’s where you can taste the world-famous Brunello di Montalcino — made entirely of the lightweight, acidic grape.

Montepulciano: The city center of Montepulciano is home to gorgeous renaissance churches and towers. For wine-lovers, though, Montepulciano’s real attraction is its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a dry, full-bodied red.

Bolgheri, on the Tuscan coast just south of Livorno, is one of Italy’s most prestigious vineyard areas where Bolgheri is produced. Its winemaking zone is made up of sloping coastal vineyards at the foot of the hills between the town of Bolgheri, after which this DOC is named, and the southern part of Castagneto.

Bolgheri vineyards. Photo credit: Glen Bowman

Bolgheri vineyards. Photo credit: Glen Bowman

San Gimignano: The vineyards outside of San Gimignano, one of Tuscany’s most-visited towns, are home to Vernaccia. Thought to be Italy’s first white wine, Vernaccia is known for its golden hue and floral notes. The area is also known for San Gimignano Rosso and Chianti Colli Senesi (both red), San Gimignano Rosato (rosé) and Vin Santo (a dessert wine, often paired with cantucci, or crumbly biscuits, as a classic Tuscan dessert).

San Gimignano. Photo credit: Kevin Poh

San Gimignano. Photo credit: Kevin Poh

Il Salviatino highly recommend you to visit all these spectacular vineyards and to try the flavor of these Tuscan wines!

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20
Jul

Wednesdays with the Nobile Wine of Montepulciano.

Wining has turned out to be one of Tuscany’s most attractive activities together with art and culture. With the upcoming good weather, the possibilities to enjoy the pleasure of wine tasting in Tuscany expand and we are faced with the perfect plan. For this reason, Tuscany lovers who are also wine lovers, Wednesday is your lucky day. And why is that? Well, because charming Tuscan town Montepulciano has organized an attractive weekly experience by the hand of its most famous local product: the Nobile Wine of Montepulciano.

Every Wednesday up to the end of July, in the prestigious cornice of the Enoteca del Consorzio del Vino Nobile, all wine lovers will have the opportunity to discover history, productive philosophy and characteristics of Montepulciano’s wine. The ideal moment for an encounter between producers and consumers. For next Wednesday 25th of July: wine tastings of Nobile di Montepulciano by MonteMercurio and Tanagatta together with ribollita and extra virgin olive oil. Absolutely tempting!

View of Montepulciano.

View of Montepulciano.

The wining and dining experience in a unique scenario: a medieval and Renaissance hill town at 605m in the Italian province of Siena in southern Tuscany. Famous for its 14th century city  walls, its 1.5km main street, its beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta or its elegant Palazzo Comunale based on Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio.  These are only a few of the things that hide behind  Wednesdays with the Nobile of Montepulciano: one of the best wines of Italy, local delicacies, medieval beauty and exceptional company.

A great Wednesday that could be magically fulfilled by a matchless stay at Il Salviatino, the best 5 star hotel in Florence. Are you ready?

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