on the etruscan coast, a few minutes from jewels of tuscany
The Wine Road of the Etruscan Coast
From the Colline Metallifere, in the Pisa inland until the great island of the Tuscan archipelago: the island of Elba. This is the territory of the Wine road Costa degli Etruschi which unfolds mostly through the province of Livorno and the area of the Montescudaio Doc, in the Pisa inland.
Along this trail some of the most exclusive and refined vines of Italian and Tuscan production are cultivated. These are the lands that give origin to wines such as Ornellaia and Sassicaia, the wine invented by Mario Incisa della Rocchetta or the Guado al Tasso (Bolgheri Doc), not forgetting the production areas of Elba, Montescudaio and Val di Cornia.
A trail that unwinds, as many other wine roads, through areas concealing small and great artistic and naturalistic marvels: medieval villages, historical castles, parks and a wonderful sea, that of the Elba island. The wine road Costa degli Etruschi divides into four production areas:
Bolgheri Doc, which extends from the medieval village of Bolgheri towards Castagneto Carducci through the animal oasis of Bolgheri, recognised as wetland of International interest. In this area the prized wines of Bolgheri originate.
The Elba Doc area extends throughout the surface of the island in the Tuscan archipelago, and the vines that produce the Aleatico wine or the vin santo Occhio di Pernice are grown there. The territory of the Montescudaio Doc extends from Cecina to reach the Pisa inland until Guardistallo, Casale Marittimo, Montescudaio to return then to the Livorno coast in Bibbona.
Finally the production area Val di Cornia Doc includes the area between Suvereto, through Campiglia Marittima and Piombino. Unspoilt beaches and green pine groves, seaside holidays and golden tans, long walks and disco nights: the Etruscan Coast offers all this and much more. Great wines are also produced here, to the extent of attracting writers of specialist magazines and connoisseurs throughout the world.