Under the Tuscan Corkscrew - Wine & Food of Tuscany
Italy's pretty-as-a-picture holiday destination maintains rich eating and drinking traditions. Chianti is the heart but only the beginning of a wine region marked by fascinating contrasts: seaside vs. mountainside vineyards, traditional vs. modern wine styles, rule-makers vs. rule–breakers. We go beyond Pecorino pairing (although it always works ;-) to showcase the food-friendliness of classic Tuscan wines alongside quaffable newcomers, “Super Tuscans” and more.
An always wonderfully rustic tour, from classic Chiantis to new Super-Tuscans and other gems, we explored Tuscany’s signature Sangiovese grape in many styles:
- The slightly-friendlier-than-normal, ever-so-slightly-modernized undisputed king of Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino ‘Castelgiocondo’ 2007 (Mövenpick, 58.00 chf) was a hit with the Braised Wild Boar.
- A dessert pairing! Tuscany’s famous funky, not-too-sweet Vin Santo 2005 from Frescobaldi Pomino (Mövenpick, 39.50 chf) with the Sweet Rosemary-Pear Pizza. Pizza for dessert?? Who wouldn’t like it?!