Acciderba Bolgheri Rosso DOC: a red wine to taste!

Acciderba Bolgheri Rosso DOC: a red wine to taste!

Acciderba is Tuscan dialect. In Italian they say “accidenti” which means in English “wow” or “gosh”.

The winery Azienda Agricola Serni Fulvio Luigi in Castagneto Carducci has made up the name “Acciderba” for their most important Bolgheri Rosso DOC wine – and an exquisite one it is!

The wine Acciderba is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. After wood aging in barrique for 12 months the wine is then bottled and set to age for a further 5 months.

It is an intense red wine with a strong identity and a long finish. On the palate flavours of small blackberries, ripe red fruit and soft tannins. This wine pairs well with wild boar, old cheeses and braised beef.

Everyone has their own taste and preference, but the wine Acciderba Rosso Bolgheri DOC is one of my favorite red wines from the  Bolgheri area.

Wine tasting at Azienda Agricola Serni Fulvio Luigi

Wine tasting in Bolgheri is one of the not to be missed “experiences” while on a holiday in Tuscany. There are many options for a wine tasting and tour in this area with all range of possibilities and prices.

Azienda Agricola Serni Fulvio Luigi is a small winery in Castagneto Carducci. Castagneto Carducci is a lovely hilltop town from where you have amazing views over the hills and the sea.

The vineyards from the winery are exposed on the slopes down towards the sea and are close to Bolgheri. The wines they make are Bolgheri Vermentino, Bolgheri Rosato and Bolgheri Rosso DOC on their family-owned 5 hectares of vineyards.

Besides making wine, Azienda Agricola Serni Fulvio Luigi is also a “frantoio”, an olive oil producer.

Vermentino vines

Vermentino vines

The whole family is involved with the wine production and sale of their wines and olive oil, likely partly to account for the love and exceptional quality of the wines.

It wasn’t the first time that I have visited this wine cellar. I know the family personally. They are very welcoming, personable and friendly. The atmosphere, tour, wines and food are superb.

The wines they serve are accompanied by local cheeses and meats, such as dried ham and capocollo. Capocollo is a traditional Italian cured meat made from the neck of a pig. Both products are homemade. Their meat comes from a local organic pig farm and is cured on site by the family.

With the coronavirus pandemic, they haven’t been open to the public for a long time. A visit is well worth it if you’re in the area -send me photos from your experiences there- I’d love to see.

Hopefully they will be able to receive more guests for a wine tour and tasting in 2021.

Information for wine tasting:

Azienda Agricola Serni Fulvio Luigi
Località Le Lame 237
57022 Castagneto Carducci (LI)


Bolgheri is a hamlet in the municipality of Castagneto Carducci, in the province of Livorno, between the coastal cities Cecina and San Vincenzo. The coastline is called the Etruscan Coast “Costa degli Etruschi” or “Etruria”.

The village is famous for its Super Tuscan wines. The most important wineries are Tenuta San Guido, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia and Guado al Tasso.

Golfo di Baratti

The Maremma region is the land of the Etruscans. Many small towns have interesting Etruscan remains, wine roads, a mixture of woods and unspoiled walking trails.

A famous 5 km long cypress road leads you to the historic village Bolgheri. This lane is well known thanks to Giosuè Carducci in his poem “Davanti a San Guido” (In front of San Guido).

Bolgheri is dominated by its fortified castle and is worth visiting, but the main thing to see in Bolgheri is the village itself.

In the heart of this pretty little town are many wine bars and restaurants. They all serve local wines for tastings as well as by the bottle and typical Tuscan foods.

Enoteca Tognoni

Personal tip: 

Enoteca Tognoni
Via Lauretta 5
57022 Bolgheri (LI)

Francesco Tognoni is the owner of this wine bar. He is a wonderful host. With special care and treatment, Francesco and his team make sure you have a comfortable evening out while enjoying good wines and foods.

The prices in Bolgheri for a good glass of wine are in every location the same. Enoteca Tognoni is a cosy wine bar, really recommended. Making a reservation is necessary, especially in high season.


Eten bij de Italiaanse mamma

Na de halve marathon Perugia – Assisi op 10 januari jl. was ik uitgenodigd voor een lunch bij familie van vrienden van mij uit Chiusi, Toscane. Een Italiaanse lunch met antipasto (voorgerecht); 3 primi (pastagerechten); secondo (vleesgerecht); contorni (groenten) en dolci (toetjes).

We begonnen met een antipasto van crostini met zalm, noten en peren, capocollo en salami. Mmmm



Toen kwam de pasta. En niet één gerecht, maar verschillende soorten. Pici met cinghiale, en huisgemaakte ravioli met pompoen + ricotta en ravioli met spinazie + ricotta. Het was een heel karwei om de ravioli te maken want de dag ervoor was Miranda, de kokkin, al begonnen met koken. We aten de ravioli met “burro en salvia”, boter en salie.

primo piatto

Pici en ravioli

De wijn op tafel was huisgemaakte wijn uit Cortona. Super lekker!

Daarna kwam de secondo piatto op tafel, het hoofdgerecht. Dat was kip uit de oven met aardappels, en verschillende soorten groentes.

secondo piatto

kip en aardappeltjes uit de oven met groente

En last but not least de dolci…

Panettone, cantuccini, chocolade en vin santo. Het was voortreffelijk! En zeker niet allemaal light. Bye bye dieet 🙂


Panettone, vin santo en cantuccini…

Kerstmis in Montepulciano

Kerstmarkt in Montepulciano is van 21 november tot 6 januari 2016. Het is een jaarlijks terugkerend kerstfestival. In het centrum, op de Piazza Grande, staan kleine houten kraampjes met kerstversieringen, eten, drinken, kleren en nog veel meer. Een heel gezellige sfeer! Er is voor ieder wat wils, want ook voor kinderen is het een leuke gewaarwording. De Kerstman verwelkomt alle kinderen in zijn kasteel met cadeautjes en lekkernijen.

Om de feestelijkheden goed te beginnen en alvast in de sfeer te komen is een bezoek aan de Kerstmarkt in Montepulciano absoluut de moeite waard!

Kerstmarkt Montepulciano Toscane

Hardloopparcours in Sinalunga

Hardloopparcours in Sinalunga

Het is de tweede keer dat ik heb deelgenomen aan de hardloopwedstrijd in Sinalunga. Sinalunga is een klein stadje in de provincie Siena.

Dit keer liep ik de 16 km wedstrijd, twee jaar geleden liep ik de kortere route. Beide routes zijn “cross” parcours, alleen bij de 16 km loop je dus een extra lus. We liepen op het platteland, door de moddervelden. Het was perfect hardloopweer, ik heb heerlijk gelopen. Ik weet niet hoe ik ben geëindigd, maar volgens mij derde van de vrouwen. Er waren dit keer geen kwalificaties, dus na afloop ook geen prijsuitreikingen.

Dit parcours is een mooi wandel,- hardlooproute in de natuur. Sinalunga is maar 30 minuten rijden vanuit Castiglione del Lago, en 40 minuten rijden naar Siena. Sinalunga ligt aan de E45.

Parcours: Garmin Connect – Hardloopparcours Sinalunga Toscane

Afgelopen zondag was Kerstmarkt in Siena, en omdat we al in Sinalunga waren hebben we daarvan geprofiteerd…

Gattavecchi Il Mercatone nel Campo Siena

Gattavecchi Il Mercatone nel Campo Siena


Ribollita en broodje Porchetta (geroosterde varkensvlees)

Siena Toscane

Piazza del Campo