WINES OF PISAN HILLS: Tuscany elegance, Mediterranean passion
In the territory of the Wine Route of Pisan Hills, suited to the vine since the Etruscans, they are produced high quality wines due to geographical indications or denomination origin which, in addition to represent an added value, play a fundamental role in the protection of cultural heritage of traditional production methods and natural resources.
Among these, from 1927 is Chianti wine DOCG, one of the first symbols of Made in Italy, made from Sangiovese, lively ruby red color that is well suited to every occasion, improving with age.
Another traditional denomination is the White Pisano of San Torpè DOC, a wine with a dry, harmonious, delicate taste, with a lively aroma, better to drink young and fresh, made from Trebbiano Toscano and, lesser, from other white grape varieties such as Vermentino and Chardonnay. The name comes from the Roman centurion Terpezio, venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church, courtier of Nerone and by him beheaded in Pisa, on 29 April 68, because of his conversion to Christianity; after death the body was abandoned on a boat, together with a rooster and a dog, at the mouth of the Arno river, then found near Saint Tropez and so renamed in honor of the saint.
In 1999 it was recognized the DOC Montescudaio reserved for types “Montescudaio Rosso”, made from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese at least 50%, from more or less intense red color, intense aroma and dry harmonious flavor, good body; “Montescudaio White”, made from Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Vermentino, pale more or less intense yellow color, smell fine and fruity, dry, savory and harmonious; “Montescudaio Rosso reserve” based on Cabernet, Merlot and Sangiovese, ruby red color with garnet shades, large and complex smell, taste warm, harmonious and persistent.
More recently, in 2011, it was recognized the DOC Terre di Pisa in the two versions of “Terre di Pisa Red”, made from Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and “Terre di Pisa Sangiovese” made from Sangiovese with a minimum of 95%.
Throughout the territory, IGT wines hold a wide variety of types, which depends on the particular farmers decisions reflect the connection with the territory, among which ere the most of the so-called Supertuscans, great structure and longevity wines, thanks to an accurate selection of varietal, careful vinification and aging in small barrels (barriques) or large (tonneaux).