Italian wine: No greater bang for your buck!
Above: A vineyard in Northern Italy where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are grown.
Whether its sparkling (like Prosecco), still white (like the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from northeastern Italy), or big red (Barolo, Brunello, and Amarone, just to name a few), there’s no country that gives you more bang for your buck than Italy.
We are living in a true renaissance of wine in the world today. In fact, there is more high-quality produced throughout the world than ever before.
But when it comes to value for premium wines, Italy has the market cornered.
It’s partly because Italy is such a natural place to grow fine wine.
A long, narrow peninsula at the top of the Mediterranean basin, the Italian countryside has everything you need for growing fine wine grapes: mountains, ancient volcanic and ancient seabed subsoils, sunshine, and plenty of ventilation (thanks to being surrounded by the sea).
But perhaps even more importantly, the Italian lifestyle is centered around eating and sharing a meal. In Italy, wine isn’t just considered a luxury beverage. It’s considered to be a vital part of the meal and digestion. Some Italians would rather go without eating if wine isn’t available to pair with the meal.
So it only makes sense that this wine-obsessed people would create some of the most value-driven fine wines on the planet.
Here at Siena Ristorante Toscana, we love wine from all over the world. But nothing goes better with the food that Chef Harvey’s kitchen puts out than Italian!