Abbadia San Salvatore

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Albarese

Acquapendente


anghiari

Archipelago Toscano


Arcidosso


Arezzo


Asciano


Badia di Coltibuono


Bagni San Filippo

Bagno Vignoni

Barberino Val d'Elsa

Beaches

Bolsena Lake


Bomarzo

Brunello di Montalcino

Buenconvento

Campagnatico


Capalbio


Castel del Piano


Castelfiorentino

Castell'Azzara

Castellina in Chianti


Castelmuzio


Castelnuovo Bererdenga


Castiglioncello Bandini


Castiglione della Pescaia


Castiglione d'Orcia


Castiglion Fiorentino


Celleno


Certaldo


Chinaciano Terme


Chianti


Chiusi


Cinigiano


Città di Castello

CivitÀ di Bagnoregio


Colle Val d'Elsa


Cortona


Crete Senesi


Diaccia Botrona

Isola d'Elba

Firenze


Follonica


Gaiole in Chianti


Gavorrano

Gerfalco


Greve in Chianti


Grosseto


Lago Trasimeno


La Foce


Manciano


Maremma


Massa Marittima


Montagnola Senese


Montalcino


Monte Amiata


Monte Argentario

montecalvello

Montefalco


Montemassi


Montemerano


Monte Oliveto Maggiore


Montepulciano


Monteriggioni


Monticchiello


Monticiano


Orbetello


Orvieto


Paganico


Parco Naturale della Maremma


Perugia


Piancastagnaio


Pienza


Pisa


Pitigliano

Prato

Radda in Chianti


Roccalbegna


Roccastrada


San Bruzio


San Casciano dei Bagni


San Galgano


San Gimignano


San Giovanni d'Asso


San Quirico d'Orcia


Sansepolcro


Santa Fiora


Sant'Antimo


Sarteano


Saturnia


Scansano


Scarlino


Seggiano


Siena


Sinalunga


Sorano


Sovana


Sovicille

Talamone

Tarquinia


Tavernelle Val di Pesa


Torrita di Siena


Trequanda


Tuscania


Umbria


Val d'Elsa


Val di Merse


Val d'Orcia


Valle d'Ombrone


Vetulonia


Viterbo

Volterra




 
Walking in Tuscany
             
 

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Podere Santa Pia overlooks some of the most beautiful countryside in southern Tuscany. It is also centrally located with easy accessibility to many of the famous wine vineyards, from rom Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Montecucco [1]
album Surroundings
       
   

 

Wines in Tuscany

From Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Montecucco D.O.C.


   
   

Italy is one of the largest producers of wines. Its climate, soil and very old traditions make Italy a natural wine growing nation. The wines are as personal as a name, as different as the colors of the rainbow and as much a part of Italian life as almost 3,000 years of tradition can make them. The Etruscans of North-Central Italy, who created one of the peninsula's earliest civilizations, left evidence of how to make wine. The Greeks who soon after established themselves in the South gave Italy the name Enotria (the land of wine). Tuscany (Toscana) is known mainly for Chianti, while Tuscany's wine of greatest stature is Brunello di Montalcino.
The fame of the excellent wines that began as Italian home-grown versions of Bordeaux has spread throughout the world of wine connoisseurs, but until recently the region itself was ignored by most visitors to Tuscany. Now though, more and more oenophiles are diverting to come to the pretty hills by the Mediterranean to discover the Maremma's secrets for themselves.
The whole of Southern Tuscany is crisscrossed with wine routes. You can visit the various cellars sampling the dark, rich wine produced by the region's grapes, but furthermore the routes take you through some of the most outstanding areas of southern Tuscany.


Montecucco wine region

 

   
   
 
Montecucco D.O.C.

 

The principal wine villages in the Maremma are Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci, Scansano, Cinigiano and Suvereto. Grapes used in Maremma wines include Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Vermentino, Cabernet Franc, Alicante and Aleatico.

DOC Montecucco is located in Southern Tuscany in the Maremma region which is particularly adapted to the elaboration of fine wines. Montecucco is sometimes called Tuscany's last unexplored wine region.

DOC Montecucco allows 5 different types of wines. Three types of red wine, Montecucco Rosso, Montecucco Sangiovese and Montecucco Riservaalong with two white wines, the Montecucco Bianco and the Montecucco Vermentino, make up the whole of the DOC Monteccuco designation.

Wines in Tuscany | DOCG Montecucco

Events in Tuscany | Cinigiano, Festa dell'Uva

 

 

Strada del Vino di Montecucco - Toscana

  The Montecucco Wine Trail runs through a vast area situated on the slopes of Mount Amiata, which has its centre at Cinigiano, lying between the Maremma region and Amiata. The vineyards are situated on the southwest hillsides of the Amiata Mountain, directly opposite the Brunello slopes; the two enjoy the same microclimate.
The seven Comuni which produce the Montecucco DOC wine are all to be found in the Province of Grosseto, in South Tuscany, and are, besides Cinigiano: Civitella Paganico, Campagnatico, Castel del Piano, Arcidosso, Seggiano and Roccalbegna.
The Montecucco wine trail (La Strada del Vino Montecucco) consists of a main roadway with five turn-offs. It can also be found on the official site of Strada del Vino Montecucco - Montecucco Wine Trail.



  Organic wines in southern Tuscany

A high proportion of the top producers in Montecucco practise organic or biodynamic viticulture.
More and more wineries believe in maintaining the delicate chain of a balanced biological ecosystem and use organic or sustainable approaches to winemaking.
Proponents of organically grown wine believe that chemical farming destroys the uniqueness of the land, and the unique flavor that this 'terroir' imparts to the wine.
   

Wines in Southern Tuscany

 

 
Map Wines in Southern Tuscany
Map of wines in Maremma Toscana

 
 
   

Member companies of the DOC Montecucco

 

     

Old red wine bottles in Montalcino

 

 






 

Brunello di Montalcino
   

Brunello di Montalcino


Montepulciano and San Biagio

    Vino Nobile di Montepulciano


   

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano


    The Chianti area


  The Chianti area
     
   

IGT wines | Super Tuscans | Sassicaia, Ornellaia


   

Super Tuscans.

 

Rocca di Frassinello, wine cellar designed by Renzo Piano

La Rocca di Frassinello winery in Central Maremma is the result of a partnership between Paolo Panerai,
owner of Castellare di Castellina in Chianti Classico, and Baron Eric de Rothschild of the world famous
Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite. They hired world-famous architect Renzo Piano to design
their new winemaking facility and cellars.

 

 

[1] Photo by Ornellaia e Masseto SocietÓ Agricola S.r.l.,licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
 
   

Holiday Accommodation Tuscany


Podere Santa Pia is a ninetieth century wonderful country house, located on the outskirts of Castiglioncello Bandini. One of the best places to slow travel in Tuscany is the Maremma, with its exquisite nature, small hillside villages, its epic countryside, cuisine and excellent wines. Podere Santa Pia offers a panoramic tour of the valleys that surround the farmhouse, so that the trip becomes a unique experience among the colors and atmospheres of this unique Tuscan landscape.

Holiday homes in the Tuscan Maremma | Holiday home Podere Santa Pia



         

Banfi, Castello di Poggio alle Mura,
view from Podere Santa Pia

Castello Colle Massari,
view from Podere Santa Pia

Castel Porrona, a charming medieval village dating back to the 11th century, between Cinigiano and Castiglioncello Bandini and Podere Santa Pia
         

 

Podere Santa Pia overlooking the Maremma hills