Montalcino is a little and medieval-shape town located on the top of a hill south of Siena, immersed in the breathtaking Val d'Orcia natural park and known all over the world for the production of its precious Brunello di Montalcino wine. Brunello production is a long process and you have to be patient: before you can drink it, it must age for a minimum of 5 years, 2 of which must take place in oak barrels.
Anyway for the Rosso of Montalcino, another fne red wine of the area, is required "just" one year of aging. The result is a superior quality wine, with an intense perfume, with the ability to age well for long periods of time.
First visit of the day will be Podere Le Ripi, biodynamic winery in the surrounding area of Montalcino. During your private visit you will learn how music can infuence the quality of wine and how effective building a winery with natural products can be.
Lunch will be served in a terrace overlooking the hills while tasting the best bottles of the properties. Your chef will be the Michelin starred Massimo Rossi from "Il Silene" restaurant. Second stop will be Castel Giocondo, owned by the Frescobaldi family since year 1100.
Improve your wine knowledge and taste different vintages of Brunello di Montalcino. Thanks to its position you can see a vast territory, stretching from Siena to Mount Amiata: rolling hills dotted with colored fowers, olive groves, stunning white country roads, typical cypress trees and of course vineyards everywhere you turn.
- Sommelier/wine expert driver-guide
- Luxury minivan Mercedes
- Pick up and drop off at your local stay
- Full Lunch with wine tasting at Podere Le Ripi owned by Illy
- Visit and wine tasting in the afternoon at Castel Giocondo Estate owned by Frescobaldi Family
- About 6h experience
- Tour available by luxury minivan, Mercedes or Helicopter