We spent a few days in Tuscany in Montalcino. It was very different from Piedmont,
with lots of brown countryside, olive trees, cypress trees and sangiovese. IMG_8456 - Version 2IMG_8438 - Version 2
This is Enoteca La Fortezza, the regional wine shop for Montalcino inside an old fortress. Here you can get a map of Montalcino wineries, find many choices of Brunello by the glass, half glass or taste and a great place to buy wine. Seating inside and outside and for a small fee you we walk around the top of the fortress to get a better view of the city and surrounding area.IMG_8447 - Version 2
At the Montalcino market, we found Porchetta, whole roasted pig!IMG_8462 - Version 2
The olives trees had baby olives starting to grow and mature. We tasted and found some great olive oil to bring back to Piedmont.
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We visited the Brunello producer, Mocali, located just south of the village of Montalcino. We tasted 13 wines plus their biological olive oil.
There was bruschetta on almost every menu, here we are having lunch at Alle Logge di Piazza in the center of Montalcino. We drink a lot of rose wine during the day because it was very hot out. Rose made from sangiovese grapes. Tasty! We also drank our fair share of sangiovese, Rosso di Montalcino and of course, Brunello di Montalcino.IMG_8505 - Version 2