Arezzo Food & Wine
Typical of the country, Arezzo's cuisine is based on dishes made of fresh and natural foods - pastas and meats always served with fine vegetables and legumes served with olive oil. Pappardelle all'aretina (ribbon-shaped pasta served with a thin hare sauce), Zuppa di Cavolo (a cabbage soup) and the Pappa al Pomodoro (a tomato soup) are famous Arezzo dishes. Meat dishes served might be Fagiano Tartufato (truffled pheasant), Scottigilia (stewed meat), lamb roasted on the spit, or Porchetta (roast sucking pig). Always, a full-bodied Chianti from the Aretini Hills or Bianco Vergine from Valdichiana accompany the meal.
Many great wines come from this area: Rosso Toscano, which has a clean crisp aroma and rich, ruby red color; Bianco Toscano, a light straw color wine with a fresh, vivacious taste; Terre Toscane Sangiovese di Toscano, made from 100% Sangiovese grapes that are hand picked and sorted; and the most noble of all, the Barone Albergotti-Rosso di Toscana - produced by the Albergotti family, an aristocratic Aretina family of rulers.