Montalcino and Montepulciano Wine Tour
Wine Tasting Experience in Tuscany
Guided Brunello and Nobile wine tasting experience with private driver and wine expert visiting the best wineries in Montalcino and Montepulciano.
Wine tour in Tuscany in the Montalcino and Montepulciano wine regions with private car service and transportation from Siena, Florence, Cortona, Pienza, Val d’Orcia area, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Chianti, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto and from all Tuscany and Umbria.
BRUNELLO & NOBILE WINE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Private wine tour in Montepulciano and Montalcino with private driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the Val d’Orcia and the beautiful Tuscan countryside
- Guided full day wine tour experience by an English speaking wine guide and expert
- Private winery visits, private tastings and bespoke experiences with the local producers
- Enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch in a winery with wines pairing and extra virgin olive oil tasting
- Stop in the beautiful Tuscan hill towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano for a pleasant stroll
WINE TOUR DESCRIPTION
Taste the Brunello di Montalcino Docg, Nobile di Montepulciano Docg and some of the best Tuscan wines driving through the gorgeous Val d’Orcia, one of the most beautiful and evocative area of the whole of Tuscany, with a private wine tour in Montalcino and Montepulciano with a English speaking driver and wine expert.
Picking you up at your accommodation, your first stop of you wine tours in Tuscany will be an historical winery in Montepulciano with a guided tour of the historic estate’s wine cellars followed by a private wine tasting session of their best Rosso, Nobile and Nobile Riserva wines.
Your wine tour in Tuscany will then continue visiting the beautiful and fascinating Montepulciano, with its picturesque medieval narrow streets, the wonderful renaissance buildings and its typical Tuscan atmosphere.
Driving through the stunning Val D’Orcia with its gentle rolling hills, the picturesque olive groves, and the scenic country roads winding through perfect vineyards, the Tuscany wine tour continues in Montalcino visiting a family-run winery, where exploring the estate you will meet the owners and winemakers before enjoying lunch based on a traditional Tuscan menu paired with their finest Brunello wines and tasting the excellent Extra virgin olive oil they produce.
After having the chance to visit the beautiful Tuscan hill town of Montalcino and its fortress, enjoying the view over the Val D’Orcia and the surrounding Tuscan countryside, the wine tour ends with a visit to another Brunello producer, comparing styles and techniques and learning the secrets of these two extraordinary Tuscan red wines.
Departure available from:
- The wine tour in Montalcino and Montepulciano is a private tour available from all Tuscany, Siena, Florence, Montalcino and Montepulciano areas, Cortona, Pienza, Val d’Orcia area, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Chianti (Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina), Chiusi, Chianciano, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Trasimeno lake area, Spoleto, Spello, Gubbio and from all Umbria.
- approximately 8 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Expert wine guide and sommelier
- Wineries visits and wine tastings
- Traditional Tuscan lunch
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, aged cheeses, 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, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles.