Gliding in central Italy you discover unspoiled nature, rolling hills rich in vineyards that stretch as far as the eye…

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Overwiew of the Tuscany Land (Italy)

and a glass of red wine will make you taste the flavor of this land to your table.

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Red Italian Wine Chianti served on table

Since ancient times the Etruscans and the Romans have produced excellent wine in these green valleys, between ancient vineyards and farmhouses.

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Etruscan bas-relief showing wine drinkers (9th century BC)

And the Sangiovese, undisputed king of Tuscan grape varieties, was already praised in the past by Pliny the Elder as one of the most prized wines in the world.

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Etruscan plate showing grape pickers (9th century BC)

In this living and wild nature, ancient virtues and crafts remain unchanged in the farmhouses, where the ancient cult of typical home cooking continues to be handed down. And still today we are toasting with red wine to this land so generous that it infuses joy and light-heartedness.

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Tasting Red Wine with Typical Tuscany dishes

Wine production is codified for the first time in Tuscany in the Renaissance, and in the second half of the twentieth century oenology is always born in Tuscany, from which all contemporary viticulture derives. In addition, organic viticulture is increasingly used, which without the use of chemical substances allows to respect the environment and the health of consumers. The ancient Italian tradition arrives today in the best restaurants in the world, where skilled hands of sommeliers know how to make you try the taste of a unique and remote tradition. Labels such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino or Sassicaia are now appreciated and known everywhere. A taste and a refinement that does not end with the day, but that is a new dawn of a new day.

An Italian tradition, a true Italian spirit !!!

watch also relevant video taken in Tuscany region:

Read also article: What does it means “Italian Spirit?”

 

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