Montepulciano in TUSCANY is famous for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a wine that I had read about in several books. In a confusing contradiction, there is a grape variety called Montepulciano, but they are not used in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The wine is named after the town, not the grape variety. It is actually made from mostly Sangiovese grapes.
After leaving SIENA, we headed for the village of Montepulciano. As it is car free, we parked our cute little blue Fiat at the bottom and proceeded to walk up and up and up the main street. We both really liked wandering around the character filled (read steep) streets of the village and this photo captured the view from the top. The famous Tuscan scene of golden fields leading to the stone farmhouse on a hill, was not to be found in April. Instead we had FANTASTIC views of green as far as the eye could see.
And no, we did not taste the wine – yet another contradiction.