One of my most memorable trips in Tuscany was in the Chianti region. My good friend Massimo, one of the owners of Vetrate Artistiche Toscane, took us there for a tour and tasting before continuing on to his brother’s house for a late lunch of tradition Tuscan fare. The lunch started out with a fine white wine, TRASTELLA, sharp cheeses and great conversation to build up our hunger. Then, a simple but delicious pasta course. Bow-tie pasta with small hot green peppers and regiano-parm. We then graduated to the red wine, FANATICO Chianti Classico DOCG, with the main dish of lentils, stuffed portabello mushroom and arugula. And for dessert, gelato. I did purchase a dessert wine, but Massimo insisted that I save it for when I return to Siena. He said that it is a very special wine that is best served for joyous occasions, the TRASANTO Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Occhio di Pernice DOC. Below are photo of the food and beautify scenery.