Brunello Wine Tour And Gregorian Chants

COUNTRY Italy
REGION Tuscany
AVAILABLE FROM Florence, Siena,
INTEREST Art & Culture, Romance, Luxury & Exclusive,

Get ready for a simply spectacular day exploring the Brunello wine region. Originally crafted by Ferruccio Biondi Santi little more than a century ago, Brunello quickly caught the attention of wine connoisseurs for its excellence. Brunello is produced exclusively within the Montalcino territory, and only from Sangioveto Grosso grapes. This distinctive type of wine must be aged for four years before being released, at least two of which must be in wooden casks. Our Brunello wine region experience begins with a scenic drive by private car through the beautiful Tuscan countryside as you motor along in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking driver. The first stop will be to a cutting-edge Brunello winery where you will taste an amazing Brunello wine and sample the spicy, intense extra virgin olive oil produced by the estate. Here you will enjoy time exploring the winery’s grounds and its historic cellars. Next on this eno-gastronomy adventure, stop inthe charming town of Montalcino where you will savor lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant, and then have time to traverse the town’s narrow winding streets filled with artisan food and wine shops. The pristine character of Montalcino and the surrounding countryside is impressive. No visit here would be complete without a look at Montalcino’s famous fortezza, the fourteenth-century fortress to which Sienese forces withdrew when Siena was definitively conquered and annexed by Florence in 1555. The view from the ramparts is simply spectacular. On the ground floor there is a well-stocked wine shop where you can sample Brunello by the glass. Later in the afternoon, visit another top rated Brunello winery. Compare styles and techniques while learning more about this top-rated wine. A short visit to Sant’Antimo Abbey may also be part of this outstanding excursion, time permitting