Wine, Olive Oil and beautiful views in Monteriggoni
Monteriggioni is a tiny walled town, populated by a handful of shops and restaurants. But, in its day, it was front-line defence for Siena from the rival Florentines. In fact, it was so important; the town was even mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy.
The views from the castle walls are splendid – rolling hills and wineries, as far as the eye can see. From here, it’s easy to see why Monteriggioni was at strategic look-out point.
But the best thing about Monteriggioni is the wine, Monte Chiaro, and you can taste it in their dedicated cellar. Monte Chiaro offers a range of wines, from bright whites, to the richest of reds. They are all superb but, of course, we had our favourites. The 345 Chianti, the Brunello di Montalcino and the Primum Vinum, all found their way home with us.
The shop also stocks local olive oils, honey, and other tasty regional treats.
More information: http://cheeseweb.eu/2013/10/wine-food-castle-tour-monteriggioni-siena-tuscany-italy/