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The famous Chianina of Tuscany

Siena’s resident blogger Do Bianchi spent his last day in Tuscany today. Here’s his final dispatch from the land that inspired our restaurant.

I captured this image yesterday of a Chianina bull grazing by an olive grove in Sant’Antimo, in the southeastern subzone of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation.

Harvest began about a week ago and in a week or so grape growers will begin picking their top fruit for the production of Brunello di Montalcino. That’s the hilltop medieval village of Sant’Angelo in Colle as seen from the vineyards of Il Poggione. So far, so good, say the winemakers: if good weather holds during these last days before the main harvest, they expect an excellent vintage of Brunello. Keep your fingers crossed!

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