Brunello Wine Tour Montalcinofrom
Brunello Wine tour and Nobile wine tour: highlights
Join a Brunello wine tour and discover also another great Tuscan wine: the Nobile di Montepulciano. The Private Brunello tour is led by a local tour escort and professional driver. In the comfort of a deluxe minivan, you will reach Montalcino from Florence.
Situated just south of Siena, lies the land of some of the best Italian wines: Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano. Based on the clones of Sangiovese, like Chianti, some of the most collectible and popular wines in all of Italy are produced here. Most of the tour takes place in the natural scenery of the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia: a natural World Heritage Site protected by Unesco.
Photographers from all over the world flock to the Val d’Orcia rolling hills for its unique sceneries. In addiction, this has been the location for movies like Gladiator, New Moon, Under the Tuscan Sun and the English Patient.
Some historical facts
As we drive by Chianti hills and the senese countryside, we will you introduce historical facts. Firstly you will visit the town of Montalcino. Montalcino was once an independent town, then the Republic of Siena occupied Montalcino, starting from the XII century. Montalcino was the only walled town in Italy that succeeded in withstanding fiercely a tough siege. The Imperial troops attacked Montalcino in XVI century, that became the last resistance of the Siena Republic.
The town of Montepulciano like Montalcino has a long history dating back to the Etruscan times. Eventually allied to Florence reached its heyday in the 14th century. Montepulciano in fact it was a strategic Florentine stronghold in the senese territory. You will love its beautiful medieval streets.
Wine Enthusiasts facts
By the way Montalcino is nowadays known mostly for its wine the Brunello and here you will meet a local vine maker for a private lunch with wine pairing of Brunello wines.
Brunello is a wine hunted by collectors from all over the world, its disciplinary requires a minimum five years of aging to be classified as Brunello di Montalcino.
Based like the Brunello on a clone of Sangiovese grape varietal, this wine ages for two in oak, the riserva for three.
After the visit of the town the tour will continue with a Vino Nobile wine tasting by a selected producer, this will be the last stop before driving back to Florence.
Point of Departure: Your accommodation in Florence
Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour duration: 9 hours
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Activity Level Fairly Easy
All about the Brunello Wine Tour Montalcino.
• Follow your wine passion in the land of two great wines Brunello and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
• A guided wine tasting of Nobile di Montepulciano Wine in an historical farm
• Lunch with wine pairing of Brunello wine
• Visit the medieval towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano
• Immerse yourself in the scenery of Val d’Orcia rolling hills, Unesco heritage
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
gas, tolls, parking
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
On your expenses there will be the cost of meals and wine tastings fees