The solar eclipse and spring equinox welcomed us today for a walk on the grounds of the estate of Villa Le Corti, in San Casciano Val di Pesa. The Princes Corsini, owners of Le Corti, exemplify Tuscan care for the land. Their heartfelt commitment comes down to simple daily gestures, as I could observe and appreciate in our meeting with Clotilde Corsini.
Villa Le Corti
Our scenic walk through the vineyards passes several of the estate’s poderi- old farmer’s houses- down to the river and back up the hill in the bush, past olive groves to the Villa. The vines are now organicly grown. Alternate rows are sowed with field beans to keep the natural balance of the soil, creating green and brown stripes through the landscape.
You can discover more about the villa at www.principecorsini.com although you need to be there to experience, at the end of the walk, a pleasant winetasting and light lunch in the old cellars. Sobre and refined.