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Brunello and Nobile Wine Tour

Limo Service in Montalcino and Montepulciano with English speaking driver for a private wine tour

In the area of exceptional historical and natural value of the Val D’Orcia, a wine tour of two of Tuscany's most appreciated products: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. The first winery which you will visit is in a lovely location in the countryside of Montalcino, where experienced staff will show you the inner areas of the winery, and explain the methods and the phases of production, before passing on to the wine-tasting, accompanied by a lunch based on some of the typical products of the area. You will then have the chance to visit the centre of Montalcino, where from the top of the fortress you can enjoy an exceptional view over the Val D’Orcia and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Arriving in Montepulciano, the second winery that you will visit is right in the historical town centre, where the staff will show you its structure, accompanying you to the characteristic historical cellar, and then to the wine tasting. The excursion ends with a visit to the centre of Montepulciano, a lovely little town which still retains its medieval and renaissance structure, with squares and streets rich with wine bars and craft shops.


DETAILS

Duration: approximately 8 hours


It is possible for the tour to leave from locations in Tuscany and Umbria, within the areas in which we operate (click here to view map) and, based on logistics, the specific programme can be modified.


We ask you to contact us for more details regarding the itinerary, wineries visited and costs.



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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG: This is a wine produced in Tuscany, in a production area which has a radius of about 25 km, with Montalcino at its centre. Invented by Ferruccio Biondi-Santi in the mid-800's, it is a wine produced in a hilly area, no more than 600m above sea level, and with the variation of Sangiovese, called Sangiovese Grosso. The characteristics are those of an intense red colour, with a warm taste, robust and persistent. It can be marketed only after a minimum of 5 years of aging (6 for the reserve) and goes well with red meats, game and mature cheeses accompanied by mushrooms and truffles. It is also great as a meditation wine.


Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG wine:
Is one of the oldest wines of Italy (testimonies from 783 BC) and also described by poets and writers for its delicacy. It is produced in a limited area of southern Tuscany, with Montepulciano at its centre, in a hilly area not more than 600 m above sea level. It is characterized by Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) grapes (min 70%) and Canaiolo (maximum 20%), with the possible addition of other grapes from local vineyards (maximum 10%). The minimum alcoholic content is 12.5%, with a minimum of 2-3 years aging. Of garnet colour and with an intense perfume, it goes very well with red meats, game and mature cheeses accompanied by mushrooms and truffles. It is also great as a meditation wine.