Cinta Senese DOP is another symbol and heritage of Tuscany. A breed of swine original from Siena hills, as its name may suggest. Known since the Middle Age, this Tuscan race is the only that survived through the centuries. Moreover, the name “cinta“, which means “belt” in Italian, derives from the white pinky stripe the pig has on the chest and forelegs. A unique feature of this animal.
Ragu from Cinta Senese DOP is unique, dark, red colored, strong, but low in saturated fats thanks to the rearing. Pigs are rustic, completely free to graze inside farmers’ properties, during summer they eat herbs and roots, while during winter they find chestnuts and acorns, and these give a sweeter taste to the meat.
Our Pairing Suggestion:
This ragu has a particular strong taste, but is quite lean. We suggest to pair it with a glass of Morellino di Scansano DOCG, if you want to stay in the same territory, or with Piedmont’s Nebbiolo, or with a Venetian Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Vellutato.