Do you fancy the grape Sangiovese? Do you fancy reading? You could lie down on a chaise longue and read the novel Il Romanzo del Sangiovese while you sip the namesake wine. It’s written by the Tuscan writer Andrea Zanfi and it talks about terroir, history, movies, photography, culture,…He takes you on a trip to Toscana and Emilia Romagna. According to the writer:

IT WILL TELL THE STORY OF ITS TRUE ESSENCE. WHILE REVEALING ITSELF IN THE FIRST PERSON, IT WILL GUIDE READERS THROUGH A JOURNEY TO DISCOVER ITS FULL AUTHENTICITY, FAR AWAY FROM A GLOBALISM THAT HAS FADED, YELLOWED AND WATERED DOWN ITS TRUE NATURE. THE NARRATION FLOWS SMOOTHLY THROUGH THE ROWS WHERE ITS FLAVORS BLOOM. FROM THE UNCERTAIN ORIGIN OF ITS NAME TO THE FIRST CERTIFICATES ON WHICH IT APPEARS AND TO THE LANDS THAT WELCOMED IT, BETWEEN TUSCANY AND EMILIA ROMAGNA. THE LANDSCAPES THAT HOST IT ARE VERY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER. A VINE THAT HOLDS THE HISTORY OF MEN, TRADITIONS AND CULTURES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE NARROW-MINDED MASSIFICATION TO WHICH IT WAS ASSOCIATED TOO MANY TIMES IN RECENT YEARS. THIS WORK, WRITTEN BY ANDREA ZANFI, IN COLLABORATION WITH JOURNALISTS, WINEMAKERS, EXPERTS OF THE FIELD AND THE COMPANIES THAT WERE INVOLVED, HAS ONE COMMON OBJECTIVE: TO FREE THE SANGIOVESE FROM ALL THE TRAPS IT ENDURED OVER TIME AND THAT DAMAGED ITS TRUE SOUL.

Looking forward to getting this book! The author will present it in Florence, October 23rd, at 6:00 PM, at the Auditorium di Sant’Apollonia.

Please note that the image seen on top does not belong to Banana In My Wine. It belongs to “Andrea Zanfi”.