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Castello di Volpaia

 

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The little hamlet of Castello di Volpaia - that's Radda-in-Chianti on the ridge to the south.

 

 

La Bottega di Carla Barucci (LINK) has for several years been one of the outstanding places to enjoy the best "cucina contadina" around - particularly sitting outside for lunch on a nice day.  There are also tours around this "hamlet winery" north of Radda  -  Phone 0577 738066.  Most of the winery has been built into / under the original little houses in the castello hamlet.  The Volpaia label wines and olive oil are both very good, and Volpaia is one of only two or three places to have a licence to produce vinegar as well.

 

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The "march of progress" has led to the opening  of a large new restaurant area next to the terrace (on the other side of the building above and pictured below right).  Sadly (we think) it is no longer possible to sit out in the little piazza or in the old bar on the left of the sun-shade for a plate of pasta and a mezzo litro of house Classico, which we did several times in the earlier 2000s.

 

 

 

 

Ravioli

 

Link to "Simply the Best Meals"

 

Panna Cotta con Frutti di Bosco

 

 

Fra Gregory con Chianti Classico  - July 2007

 

"The Boardroom" Olive crushing gear - traditional style

Grape fermentation vat and stirer

Drying the Vin Santo grapes  

Chianti Classico Barrels Barriques full of Chianti Classico Riserva

One of the spectacular winter afternoon views from the ridge road from Volpaia to Panzano

And on the other side of the ridge (below also) - Vignamaggio, where (they say) the model for the Mona Lisa was born

 

 

 

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