Tour of brunello di Montalcino

The tour dedicated to Brunello di Montalcino is thought for those who love good wine and tasty traditional Tuscan food.

Tour in Tuscany: Brunello di Montalcino wine

With this proposal, we reach the bottom of Tuscany, in the southern part of the province of Siena, near Monte Amiata, in the heart of the Val d'Orcia. During the Brunello di Montalcino tour, we visit the production area and discover the secrets behind one of the most appreciated and well-known wines in the world.

The tour dedicated to Brunello di Montalcino is thought for those who love the good wine and good food of the Tuscan tradition but also for those who are curious to visit a region that is a world heritage site. In my tours, I always try to meet the interests of the visitor and therefore the Brunello di Montalcino tour program can be perfected together to reconcile different needs and expectations.

Highest quality wine

Brunello di Montalcino is a red wine which, according to strict regulation, can be produced only in the Municipality of Montalcino and according to very precise rules. The result is a wine of the highest quality, with a clear and lively ruby ​​red color. On the smell, you can recognize hints of undergrowth, red fruits, aromatic woods.

Harmony end elegance

On the palate, Brunello di Montalcino is an elegant, harmonious, dry wine. Thanks to the particular grape with which it is produced, an autochthonous grape called "brunello" identified as a variety of Sangiovese, this wine endures long aging keeping alive all the organoleptic characteristics.

Tasting in the winery

With the Brunello di Montalcino tour, we visit the wine cellars, talk to the winemakers who transform their passion for wine in a highly appreciated profession. And, after realizing that Brunello is not just any wine, we learn to taste it, to perceive with the sense of smell and taste all the characteristics that make it a great wine.

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Montalcino: a medieval village

Montalcino is the epicenter of Brunello production and during the tour dedicated to this Tuscan excellence, you cannot avoid a walk. Montalcino has ancient origins, probably Etruscan but it is in the Middle Ages that the castle of Montalcino began to have a strategic position. Montalcino is located on the Via Francigena, the road of pilgrims and merchants who had to reach Rome. Due to this position, Montalcino entered the interests of the Republic of Siena and after the conquest of Siena by Florence in the mid-sixteenth century, the Siena exiles attempted a final act of resistance, constituting the Republic of Siena sheltered in Montalcino. Since the mid-nineteenth century, the most important business has been that of Brunello wine which has made Montalcino one of the best-known villages in Italy and the world.

The historical and artistic highlights of the area

With the Brunello di Montalcino tour, you can also dedicate time to the historical and artistic beauties of the area between a tasting of Brunello and the other. In Montalcino, the fortress dates back to the mid-fourteenth century and climbing its pentagonal walls you have a breathtaking view of the valley and the village. Very interesting is the small museum of Montalcino which preserves important artifacts from the Etruscan and Roman ages, enchanting altarpieces from the Sienese school of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, perfectly preserved wooden statues, Robbian ceramics, paintings from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The Montalcino museum is a small treasure chest of works of art that is worth visiting during the Brunello di Montalcino tour.

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Sant’Antimo Abbey

About ten kilometers from Montalcino, between the Brunello vineyards and olive groves, there is the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, a mystical place even for non-worshippers.
During the Brunello di Montalcino tour, I like to stop and absorb in silence the energy that releases this unique place.

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The martyr Antimo from Arezzo

It is no coincidence that in this magical place there was a Roman villa, it is no coincidence that the martyr Antimo of Arezzo was buried here, it is no coincidence that Charlemagne stopped here to cure an epidemic among the soldiers of his army using a medicinal herb.
Truth or legend? History or tradition?

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Brunello Tour

What matters is that for more than 2000 years this Abbey has welcomed pilgrims, curious, day-trippers, simple men and women who want to immerse themselves in the mystical silence of the stone and alabaster naves. The Brunello di Montalcino tour is a tour dedicated to wine and everything that revolves around a glass of wine: history, tradition, passion, hard work, nature.

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