DOCG wines in Tuscany

DOCG stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. This is the highest recognition that can be awarded to a wine. In order to qualify for this certification, wine producers must be strictly in line with rules governing every aspect of the wine making process. The DOCG recognition is only given to the very best wines in the country. To qualify, a wine must already have held the DOC certification for at least 5 years. There is a strict set of rules for the DOC recognition to be applied, checked and analyzed by a disciplinary board which cover every aspect of the wine making process. DOCG wines also have to undergo a chemical analysis during the production stage.

Pienza, city of Art and Pecorino cheese

Along the way from Trequanda to Montalcino, we find the city of Pienza, a superb example of Renaissance architecture, built upon request by Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who was Pope Pio II from 1458

Pienza is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Every second weekend in May the “Pienza and its flowers” show and market of plants and flowers is held. In occasion of this exhibition plant breeders and schools of the sector meet up to re-propose wonderful floral scenes inspired by Renaissance art, within the most beautiful areas of the city.