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Fun With Wine And Google: Piazzano

For a brief while our friends at Sovereignty Wines had an allocation of a very nice DOCG Chianti from just west of Florence, via the Piazzano estate.  We liked it so much it demanded an investigation via Google Earth:

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West of Florence, in the heart of the Tuscan wine paradise.

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Drilling in a bit, we get some perspective for the closeness to the Firenze metropolitan area, while maintaining the rural roots that embody the terroir.

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Beautiful.  We’re getting closer.  Note the purposefully repurposed plots of land, the agrarian sense of the place nestled close to developed areas…yet far enough out there in the Tuscan countryside to be what you’d want a Tuscany winery to be.

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Aerial closeups.

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And finally some earth level views that give up a sense of how magical this place is.  The upright Tuscan cypress, the dry but fertile fields…magic all around.

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Look at that view.  You can see why expatriates from other countries give it up, all of it…the houses, the cars, the bank accounts, etc to go live in and amongst the Tuscans.


A Top 25 List Not To Miss

Not too shabby!  Lots of great shots.  I’m less and less impressed by some of the Instagram gimmicks out there all the time and think they don’t contribute as much as Instagram wants you to think (the Vatican shot is a prime example…does that really help you get a better sense of the place?), but sometimes they really just nail the feel of the place and provide an emotional understanding a generic iPhone shot won’t.