The gentle hills of Chianti Classico—especially in September during the harvest
Tagliatelle al sugo by Nonna Emma, the oldest homemade pasta maker
Castellinvilla made by Princes Coralia: the best expression of Sangiovese
Peninsula de Osa National Park, where I was awakened by howler monkeys
Enrico’s family has lived in the Tuscan countryside forever. He was born and raised in Arezzo; as a child, his great grandfather Gianni would take him riding. These first experiences on the bike were such peaceful experiences and special moments.
When Enrico turned 30, he followed his passion and became a professional sommelier, and in 2015 he opened a bike winery called Tuscantive—a place that represented him with products hand-selected from around the region. In 2019, he continued sharing Italian food and wine abroad. He traveled back and forth to the U.S. as sommelier, then lived in Vienna where he established an Italian pastificio, a fresh pasta shop.
Enrico loves spending time making olive oil with his family and working with his winemaker friends during the harvest season; he has helped choose only the best grapes to produce a very special wine called Menadito.