We’re just back from our trip to the Italian and French vineyards, and wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at the Riserva di Fizzano. It is a delightful place, the setting magical Tuscan countryside in the midst of vines and olive trees, the accommodation very comfortable, food delicious and the staff, without exception, a delight. Special mention of Valentina, Nicolas and all the restaurant staff, who were lovely, always with a smile. 

Of the three Chianti visits, the highlight was the beautiful little Monte Chiaro vineyard of Alessandro Griccioli … Alessandro did a splendid wine tasting after a short tour of his magical estate, and then went the extra mile by fixing us up with a huge lunch at a nearby farmer friend’s house.

 

M. Riffault, as always, was a great host in Sancerre, full of excellent yarns and his wine, comme toujours, delicious.  

 

We have returned home several kilos heavier, but with some great memories. We’ll go again. Many thanks for organising the trip.