For the second half of our day in Tuscany, we explored more of the Rufina region and savored the true picturesque landscape of Italy, outside the city.
After eating lunch at a family trattoria in the small town of Pontassieve, outside of Florence, we made our way to Fattoria Selvapiana, to indulge in some more wine drinking. Fattoria Selvapiana is an organic winery located in Chianti Rufina, which is the smallest of the wine producing regions in Chianti.
The estate has a rich and long Tuscan history, and truly unique features, such as being one of only two producers in the world of Pomino DOC. Under the agreement of Selvapiana and the neighboring winery, together the produce Pomino DOC on a very specific and thriving hillside between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna.
We tasted about 10 different wines from Chianti Classico, Chianti Rufina, Syrah, and Vin Santo, but our favorite from the tasting was the Pomino, so we snagged a bottle to bring home.
As we were exploring the Selvapianna Villa later in the day, the clouds disappeared and we got to catch a few glimpses of the rolling hills and vineyards in the Tuscan sun.