To discover the flavours and beauty of the Etruscan Coast Wine and Olive Oil Trail, we recommend following this itinerary that crosses through towns that offer some of the most exquisite wines.
The first DOC area can be reached from the north, Terratico di Bibbona, the newest DOC, where large companies and small producers have already began producing excellent wines. Immediately after, we find the Montescudaio DOC, in the province of Pisa, a hilly and fresh territory where the wines are elegant and aromatic, with almost austere qualities. A few kilometres later, we will find ourselves in the heart of the Bolgheri DOC, home of Sassicaia and other major wines in the history of Italian winemaking in recent years. From Bolgheri, we cross through the double row of cypress trees immortalized by Carducci and declared a national monument to get to San Guido, where we find the Sassicaia winery and the Wine and Olive Oil Trail information office.
Heading south, we come to the Val di Cornia DOC, where the wines have a strong personality and where the soil’s minerals bestow the reds with austere and deep qualities. Next we’ll cross the sea from Piombino to Elba Island, where the Aleatico is the most typical and interesting product. Here, a handful of producers offer pure reds and flavourful, structured whites.