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Brunello di Montalcino Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Italy  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 130 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 280 Euro (EUR)

Montalcino owes its name to the Holm-oaks (“ilex” in Latin), which surround this hilly area. The stronghold of Montalcino has always been of capital importance due to the town’s strategic position on top of a hill. Wine characterized Montalcino’s culture and history, which actually is the country of Brunello. The country exclusively produces this wine from Sangiovese Grosso vines (100%). The average production, depending on the season, reaches almost 8.000.000 bottles yearly. A ruby color, a typical scent, a dry, lightly tannic taste stand as its major, successful features. With an average strength of 12.5% minimum, Brielle is put on the market after January 1st of the sixth year following the vintage as it spends at least two years in wooden casks and it gets refined in bottles for 4/6 months.

The departure is at 9.30 a.m. from your hotel or villa in Siena and Province. We can also organize a day from Florence. We will take the south direction driving between clay rolling hills and vineyards; we will pass the Monte Amite, to stop then in Montenero. We will visit a very small extra virgin olive oil producer, where we will enjoy seeing how to make and to learn how to taste extra virgin olive oil, grasping every single perfume and aroma, sitting on a terrace overlooking one of the widest views of the Val d’Orcia area.

We will drive on among vineyards of those wineries where produce the most famous wines, the next stop is the medieval hilltop fortified town of Montalcino, here you can wander the streets and you will dine at a typical trattoria.

After lunch a short drive to one of the oldest and well known estates of the area, a vineyard and noble family that have been producing the Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino since a long time with passion. At the vineyard you will be given a tour of the cellars and of course we will taste the wines produced, picking the difference and discovering why. During the harvest, end of September, you can see the harvest and the farmers who pick the grapes by hand. The return to your hotel or villa is at around 5 p.m.

*The tour can be inverted and also customized if you prefer to visit a specific place or vineyard.
We would be glad to draft a customized itinerary for other tours in Tuscany for our customers.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Full day tour:
*2-3 persons - €280 per person including wine tasting, cellar tour and lunch.
*Up to 4 persons - €210 per person including wine tasting, cellar tour and lunch.
*Up to 6 persons - €195 per person including wine tasting, cellar tour and lunch.
*Up to 8 people - €150 per person including wine tasting, cellar tour and lunch.
*Up to 16 people - €130 per person including wine tasting, cellar tour and lunch.

Please note that all prices below are quoted considering a pick up and drop off in Florence. We can organize for the driver to come to your villa or accommodation in other areas of Tuscany and prices will be quoted separately upon request.

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