Tour

When we say Tuscany we think of wine and when we think of Tuscan wine we immediately think of its King: Brunello di Montalcino. The Brunello tour is the non plus ultra for wine lovers and Brunello is synonymous with quality throughout the world. The Brunello area, the Val d’Orcia, is perhaps one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany and it is certainly the one that best describes the region in its collective and photographic imagery. It would be a pity not to be able to fully enjoy its cultural and naturalistic richness. Therefore, we organize a full-day tour with departures from Florence, Siena, Arezzo, and other Tuscan cities. An all-inclusive service, including pick-up transport from your facility, an English-speaking tour leader and carefully selected wineries from Tuscanist, frames our tour of Brunello in the name of quality, good wine and Tuscan hospitality. We will guide you to the discovery of at least two wineries, where you will taste the best wines of the territory (Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino, IGT and Sant'Antimo), you will capture the secrets of the production, you will feel the aromas of the vineyards and cellars characterized by oak barriques, you will savor our food through a guided lunch in a unique location and discover the stories of true Tuscan characters. There will also be the chance to visit a dairy farm and taste the other culinary bastion of the Val d’Orcia, the Pienza cheese, or discover a typical medieval village. You can also integrate the tour with a cooking or photography class, a horseback ride, a walk or an e-bike excursion through vineyards and hills, or a truffle hunting.

Region

The Montalcino area is located to the South of Siena, right on the border with the Val d'Orcia, which in 2004 was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and whose landscape was honored by the greatest Sienese Renaissance painters, who exalted not only the beauty but also the life of the inhabitants in perfect harmony with nature. Still nowadays, the Val d’Orcia is a pleasant succession of harmonious hills above which cypresses and cultivated fields alternate with Sangiovese vineyards. The production area of Brunello coincides precisely with the historic municipality of Montalcino, where the vineyards cover the 15% of the territory and are distributed on hillsides that are also very different from each other (due to exposure to the sun, altitude and inclination) so as to create distinct micro climatic areas. This, together with the mutability of the Sangiovese, makes each Brunello production unique.

Wine

Brunello is defined both “The King” or “The Gold of Tuscany”, but, beyond its definitions, it is without a doubt the absolute protagonist of the wine production in this region. The quality of Brunello di Montalcino is the result of the passion and experience of the producers who carry out a meticulous, manual work in the vineyard: from pruning to choosing the most suitable shoot, from containing vegetation to thinning out the bunches, allowing only the best grapes to ripen and be harvested. The only grape variety allowed for the production of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is Sangiovese, usually giving wines a strong taste and a predisposition to long aging. The disciplinary, in fact, speaks of an aging of at least two years in oak and an allowance to marketing after 5 years from the harvest for the standard Brunello and after 6 years for the Brunello Riserva. Brunello is a wine that is limpid and of a lively garnet color, it has an intense and persistent scent where it is possible to recognize hints of undergrowth, wood and composite jam with a strong, elegant, harmonious and dry taste. It goes well with red meats, game, mushrooms, truffles and mature sheep cheeses. Brunello is an excellent conversation wine. However, Montalcino is not only the kingdom of Brunello, but also of other types of wine that you will have the opportunity to taste. The Rosso di Montalcino DOC, also made with Sangiovese grapes, has a less intense taste than its older brother and, being also less aged, is certainly a more daily, fresher and fruity wine. The Sant’Antantimo is another type of wine of the territory whose production is also regulated. The Sant’Antantimo rosso is made with Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot Nero grapes while for the white Sant’Antantimo we use Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio.

TOUR INCLUDES

Italian / English speaking Wine Masters.

Cellar / wineyards visits.

Wine tasting.

Private transport with air-conditioned vehicle.

Free WiFi (during the transfers).

Full / light lunch.

Photo-stops and breaks at your convenience.

Cash or credit card payment.

  • INFO

  • from EUR159pp
  • Destination Montalcino

    Pick up / drop off from your facility

    Tour duration 7h (FD)

    Tour period Year-round

    Recommended age 18+

PAIRINGS

Truffle experience.

Cheese experience.

Horse riding.

Hiking / walking tour.

Biking tour with E-Bike or Mountain Bike.

Vespa tour.

Cooking class.

Photography workshop.

It's easy to say Sangiovese

It's easy to say Sangiovese

Place you go to, Sangiovese you find! One of the characteristics of the Tuscan people is surely the parochialism, that means to boast what one has and to bad-mouth the inhabitants of a different city, country or even neighboring village. In practice, in each area the same thing is called differently. And this happens in the world of wine and grape as well: Sangiovese is defined as Prugnolo Gentile in Montepulciano, Morellino in Scansano, Sangioveto in Chianti and Brunello in Montalcino.

TAILOR-MADE EXPERIENCES

TAILOR-MADE EXPERIENCES

We do not offer standard packages, but only tailor-made experiences based on each client’s taste and inclination, so to satisfy every need and expectation.
Your holiday is unique, just like you are! Tell us who you are, what are the passions that drive you, what are you looking for in Tuscany and leave us some (short) time to come back to you with a personalized offer.
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