Soft and dark brown is a good description of Montepulciano’s red wines.
The sandy soil makes for soft fruit and texures and the wines age a bit quicker that the Brunello di Montalcino.
One advantage of this is that they are more approachable and most of the times better value than Brunello. The confusion comes because Montepulciano is also a red grape variety from the near Abruzzo region this is a different type of grape.
The town is 450 meter above sea level and has stunning views over the val D’orcia, from here you can see Cortona.
A day in Montepulciano is a journey discovering this delicious wines and get to know a talented wine maker which will show us around his estate.
The town itself is beautiful and very well preserved, it has numerous underground cellars and Etruscan tombs.
Nearby there is Pienza a renaissance style town built by Pope Pius 2nd which is the center of the Pecorino cheese production.
Here you can sample some of the best sheep cheese in the region.
We have imagine several itineraries bringing together highlights of Montalcino and knowledge of the region’s food and wine. All our tours are private and run rain or shine. Each of the itineraries include:
- Your personal guide, fluent in English
- Wine tastings
- Three course lunch and wine
- Pick up and drop off between hotel and destination
- Transport in spacious, air conditioned vehicle
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Tour prices per person per day
Please be aware that these prices depend on the place you stay
- 2 people = 220€pp
- 3 people = 210€pp
- 4 people = 190€pp
- 5 people = 180€pp
- 6 people = 170€pp
- 7 people = 160€pp
- 8 people = 150€pp