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Connoisseur Tour of the Brunello di Montalcino area
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Montalcino is a lovely little town where its medieval heritage is visible throughout the city. Besides several churches of great interest , among which The Cathedral (built in Neoclassical style), St. Egidio’s church, St. Agostino’s church and St. Francis’ church(with its beautiful cloisters), and The Priori’s Palace (with its beautiful façade covered with coat of arms), it’s definitely the Fortress that catches immediately the attention of the tourist arriving in Montalcino.

This beautiful and imposing building, constructed in 1361 using part of the existing walls, has been wonderfully preserved and its interior can be visited today.

But of course when we talk about Montalcino the first word that spring up to the mind it’s wine! The clones of Sangiovese Grosso, combined with the great Terroir of this wonderful area plus a technique of wine-making developed to the state of the art, have given birth to one of the most prestigious and best wines ever, the BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO.

Brunello di Montalcino is a visibly limpid, brilliant wine, with a bright garnet colour. It has an intense perfume, persistent, ample and ethereal. One can recognize scents of undergrowth, aromatic wood, berries, plums, leather, light vanilla and red and black fruits jam.

To the taste the wine has an elegant harmonious body, vigorous and racy, it is dry with a lengthy aromatic persistence.
Because of its characteristics, Brunello can be aged for a long time, improving as the years go by. It is not easy to determine exactly for how many years it improves. It depends on the vintage. It varies from a minimum of 10 years to around 30 years, but it can be kept for even longer. Naturally it must be kept in the right way: in a cool cellar, but above all with a constant temperature, in the dark, without noises and smells; the bottles should be laid horizontally.

Pairing food with Brunello di Montalcino: The elegance and the harmonious body of this wine allow for accompaniments of well structured and composite dishes such as red meats, game – both feather and fur, possibly accompanied by mushrooms and truffles. It also goes perfectly together with international cuisine dishes with a base of meats and sauces.

Brunello is also an excellent accompaniment for cheeses: seasoned tomes, Tuscan Pecorino cheese and other structured cheeses. Brunello di Montalcino wine should be served in ample shaped rounded crystal glasses, so as to gather its composite harmonious bouquet. It should be served at a temperature of 18°C-20°C. The very old bottles should be decanted before serving, in order to oxygenate them better and offer the wine in its total purity.

 

All tours are personally guided by a Sommelier and Wine Connoisseur.
  Clients are accepted on a first come-first served basis.

Brunello Di Montalcino Classic Tour (9 hours)
IV:0004250

Departure from your Hotel / Apartment in Florence at 8.00a.m. heading toward the splendid Tuscan countryside.

Stop for a visit (about 30 / 40 minutes) at the charming medieval town of Montalcino.

Stop at the 1st winery for visit to the cellars and for wine and olive oil tasting (about 1.00 – 1.30 hours)

Stop at the restaurant / winery for light lunch / lunch Further driving trough the gorgeous Chianti countryside.

Stop at the 2nd winery for visit to the cellars and for wine and olive oil tasting (about 1.00 – 1.30 hours).

Return to your Hotel / Apartment in Florence around 5.00 – 5.30p.m. driving trough the gorgeous Chianti countryside.

Included:

  • 1 Luxury air-conditioned van, English speaking driver – sommelier , all local taxes.

Not included:

  • Meals, gratuities, visit and tasting fees at the wineries (usually 10 – 15 Euro per person)

  • Extra hours: every extra hour costs 40Euro to be paid cash to the driver at the end of the tour.

To book this tour: IV Travel

Number of guests Price
1 Person Euro 380
2 People Euro 380
3 People Euro 410
4 People Euro 440
5 People Euro 470
6 People Euro 500
7 People Euro 530
8 People Euro 560

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The price for the tours include:

  • 1 luxury air conditioned Mercedes Viano van,

  • English speaking driver / wine-guide ,

  • V.A.T. and highway tolls.

  • Meals as indicated

  • Winery visits as indicated

  • Entrance fees as indicated

The price for the tours do not include:

  • Meals not indicated

  • Entrance fees not indicated

  • Gratuities

  • Medical insurance

Please dress for the weather.

Extra fees:

  • Prices are based on pick up and drop off in Florence.  Other "driving fees" may apply for pick up and drop-off in other locations.

  • Added time - any additional time requested by a client is payable at 40 Euro/hour with a minimum of 20 Euro payable to the driver/guide