Picture Perfect Tuscany

As we approach The Vine Inspiration’s birthday, I’ve finally got around setting up the Facebook page so please click on the ‘like’ button on the blog homepage. Not content with merely adding one more avenue to my social media engagement, I also recently joined Pinterest. So to get the Pinterest and Facebook ball rolling, this week’s post is full of pics from my recent trip to southern Tuscany.

It may have been Montalcino but Bolgheri still held sway in many wine shops…

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Taking notes on a Biondi Santi Brunello in Enoteca La Fortezza Montalcino…

Note Taking in Enoteca La Fortezza Montalcino

Our home for the weekend was Castello di Potentino where we got to taste some older vintages of their Sangiovese – Sacromonte…

Castello di Potentino Sacromonte 2001

Cloud / Fog in the valley beneath Montalcino…

Clouds Beneath Montalcino

Comparing recent Brunello vintages at Tenuta Col d’Orcia…

Col d'Orcia Brunello

Famous for their prices and now for their corks – A collection at Enoteca La Piazza to rival my own at home…

Corks in Enoteca La Piazza Montalcino

Only in Italy! Prada’s interpretation of the Consorzio’s 2001 vintage rating; 4 stars…

Prada Vintage Report

It’s not only Sangiovese in Seggiano – tasting Piropo 2008, a Pinot Nero from Castello di Potentino…

Castello di Potentino Piropo 2008

A view of Castello di Potentino from the olive groves. Out of shot is me screaming like a girl after seeing a snake…

View from the Olive Grove at Castello di Potentino

More Brunello tasting…

Brunello Tasting

It’s all about the vine…

Grapes at Castello di Potentino

Weather front moving in toward Tenuta Col d’Orcia. Thankfully Col d’Orcia is usually among the first estates to begin harvesting…

Weather front moving in toward Tenuta Col d'Orcia

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