The photo you see here is taken above my house, in the area of Carmignano: a territory devoted to viticulture since the Etruscans.
Carmignano is a town in the province of Prato, in Tuscany, which has the DOC of the same name for red wine. This DOC, in addition to being the oldest, is located in a territory that has a wine production attested since the time of the Etruscans, so we are talking about thousands of years of history.
The Barco Reale di Carmignano is one of the wines of this DOC, and takes its name from the wall of the Barco Reale which enclosed the ancient hunting estate established by the Medici in the sixteenth century, called Barco Reale Mediceo. In fact, the area has a large Medici presence, as evidenced by the various villas, among which the most famous is that of Poggio a Caiano.
The vines of this wine are Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Trebbiano Toscano, Canaiolo bianco, Malvasia bianco, present in different percentages depending on the winemaker, naturally remaining within the limits set for label recognition.
The Barco Reale di Carmignano is a wine with a brilliant ruby color, it has a full-bodied aroma with an intense and fruity aroma and the taste is very dry and full.
This wine goes well with first courses and with white and red meats.