VALDICHIANA TOSCANA DOC covers the Val di Chiana or Valley of the Chiana which is located in the province of Siena, Tuscany. The valley is a key thoroughfare between Rome and Milan via either high speed train, or by road on the A1 motorway (‘autostrada’). The main town Chianciano is renowned for its hot springs (‘terme’). The Etruscan town of Chiusi has underground catacombs (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Chiusi). Nearby towns include Sarteano, Sinalunga, Montepulciano of Vino Nobile fame and Torrita di Siena

TERROIR | ‘Broad valley, hot in summer, cold in winter and often fairly damp,’ (Burton Anderson, 1990, p198).