Food and wine of Elba Island

Elba is an island with stunning beaches and beautiful inland areas, but it's also a territory steeped in history and ancestral flavours. Aleatico DOCG red wine, for example, has been made on the island for centuries. Moreover Elba’s cuisine is the result of the migration and influences of different people that arrived here from other lands to share the same hard works: in mines, vineyards and at the sea. If you're planning to visit Elba this year, here are some specialties that you must taste:
Tenuta delle Ripalte (Capoliveri - Elba island), famous for its Aleatico wine production
Tenuta delle Ripalte (Capoliveri - Elba island), famous for its Aleatico wine production
Elba's Aleatico red wine Known since antiquity as "Liviatico" or "Liatico", this grape varietal of probable greek origins arrives in Elba thanks to the Romans. Centuries later, during the Renaissance, Aleatico wine became popular thanks to Lorenzo de' Medici. Find ou more info here
Tagliatelle with Palamita fish, capers and olives
Tagliatelle with Palamita fish, capers and olives
  Fish and seafood The Elba's diet is largely based on fish and seafood dishes that are flavoured with local spices. Here are some of the most famous dishes: Palamita Stockfish with potato  Sburrita Octopus 
Schiaccia briaca and Cantucci
Schiaccia briaca and Cantucci
Schiaccia Briaca It is a kind of sweet flat bread topped with pine nuts, raisins and dried fruit, which has an Oriental flavour. Since the nineteenth century, Aleatico red wine has also been added to the bread. A little of the liqueur Alkermes may also be added to deepen the red colour of this bread. Chestnuts Chestnut trees have been grown on the island’s verdant mountain slopes since the late fourteenth century and chestnuts– either fresh, dried or ground down to chestnut flour– have been a fundamental part of the local diet for centuries. Mushrooms You can’t mention Elba wine and chestnuts without also mentioning mushrooms. Among the most interesting species found there are the “porcino” and the “ovulo”. Honey On the island honey is produced in many different flavours and varieties. Chestnut honey, eucalyptus honey, rosemary honey—the different varieties are limitless and each one has a special Mediterranean island aroma. More info (and recipes), here     Useful links What to see in Elba (other than the beach) Hiking among the iron mines on the Isola d' Elba Top 10 beaches on Elba island