Wine & Gourmet Tours in Tuscany and Italy

Brunello di Montalcino

The wines

Brunello di Montalcino has become one of the handful of DOCG wines hunted by wine collectors, because its depth of flavor and tongue-curling tannins give it the potential to age for decades. The lighter-styled Rosso di Montalcino, sort of a younger, "declassified" Brunello, was created so people could drink a more immediately accessible Montalcino to age; DOCG law requires a minimum of five years before Brunello di Montalcino can go on the market, 6 for Riserva.

Some of our favorite wineries of this region that we can visit

Biondi-Santi, Soldera-Case Basse, Salvioni, Siro Pacenti, Poggio di Sotto, Corte Pavone-Loacker Altesino.
Additional wineries to visit

Tour in Brunello

A full day, private guided excursion to the heart of Brunello will enable you to discover how the famous Brunello wine is created. While visiting two of the most prestigious wine cellars lunch will be served offering locally produced specialities. During the excursion you will also visit the Medieval village of Montalcino itself and the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, which was founded, according to tradition, by Charles the Great in the year 781.