The great Tuscan red wines
Chianti, Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino
A two-day trip through the vineyards, wineries and history of the 3 big red wines from Tuscany: Chianti, Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino. The route begins in the heart of Chianti, in Radda in Chianti After lunch, visit to the “Casa del Chianti Classico” which is located in the heart of Tuscany, in the wonderful eighteenth-century convent of Santa Maria al Prato. The House offers, in its ancient rooms, perfectly restored, proposals dedicated to wine and the culture of the territory. Among other experiences, the “sensory path” present at the Casa Chianti Classico is undoubtedly a unique and fun element to get to know and appreciate the Chianti Classico, to learn to taste it and understand its several aspects.
Later a stop in Castellina in Chianti (where you should stop for lunch), the tour continues through the heart of the production area of Chianti Classico Gallo Nero, towards Monteriggioni. Monteriggioni is an old fortress built by people from Siena to guard the boundary with Florentine state. A place where is still possible to find a medieval atmosphere.
In the late afternoon, transfer to the area of Crete Senesi, hotel accommodation, dinner in a restaurant near the hotel and overnight .
Breakfast in hotel. Meeting point with your guide in Piazza Grande, Montepulciano, where it will begin a journey to discover the city of Vino Nobile, through its Renaissance buildings and its historic cellars. Standing wine-tasting of the wine that the noble poet Francesco Redi defined: 'the king of all wines ". Later in the morning, after a visit to the Church of San Biagio, we will continue with the visit of Pienza, the ideal Renaissance town, birthplace of Pope Pius II and home of the famous pecorino. Cheese-tasting. After the visit lunch in a restaurant in Pienza.
In the afternoon transfer to Montalcino (24km), the town of the Brunello wine where we will visit the cellars of a company and where we make a tasting of at least 3 wines including a Brunello. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Price per pax €225 in F/BB for 2days/1nights
Children 5-14 years old €150 (in shared room with 2parents), under 5 price on request
Hotel 3*** in the area of Crete Senesi in H/BB.
Visit to “Casa del Chianti Classico” in Radda in Chianti; where is the “Sensorial path of Gallo Nero
Standing wine tasting in a cellar in Montepulciano.
Guided tour of Pienza and Montepulciano.
Wine tasting in farmhouses in Montalcino and visits of cellars
Lunch in a restaurant in Pienza (first, second, dessert, ¼ of house wine and water included) based on typical food.
Single room €30
Transfers are free and not included.