Among the tuscan vineyards
A land of a thousand faces, where green hills, ancient farms and medieval towns guard precious treasures. Tuscany can be defined like this: the land of great personages, the mistress of art, of history and of nature but most importantly, the mistress of tradition. It is exactly in the atmosphere of the farmstead with its routines and rhythms of rural civilisation, where the vine, the unique and unrivalled protagonist of the region, excels. The tuscan vine, in fact, accompanies the visitor through areas dedicated to the highest quality of viticulture and gastronomy, on true natural pathways among vines and cellars where nature, culture and ancient farms bring the past to life.
At present there are 16 wine routes recognised by the Region of Tuscany. They are: the Wine Route of the hills of Candia and Lunigiana, the Wine Route of the hills of Lucca and Montecarlo, of Pisa, of Carmignano, of Chianti Rufina and Pomino, and then again there is the Wine Route of the hills of Montespertoli, of Florence, of the Vernaccia of San Gimignano, of Val d'Orcia and of Terre di Arezzo.
We have the Noble Wine Route of Montepulciano, of Montecucco, of the hills of Maremma, Monteregio di Massa Marittima and the Wine Route of the hills of the Etruscan coast. Finally there is the latest addition to the list: the Wine and Oil Route of Montalbano. There are roads with a thousand faces, but at the same time of the same bouquet, that of the renowned elisir, fruit of a region that can only be considered as the Queen of enology: indeed Tuscany can be defined as being the heartbeat of this world, with the more than 65 thousand hectares of vineyards giving birth to 6 DOCG wines, 34 DOC wines and 5 IGT wines. The most famous of all well-known Tuscany wines is the Chianti Classico and is worthy of a real wine tasting, Brunello from Montalcino, the noble wine from Montepulciano and especially the wine from Sassicaia.