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  • Highlights
    ● Guided 7 hr excursion by our English-speaking expert Grape Guide! ● Visit 2 wine regions: Chianti & Chianti Classico (with tastings of Chianti, Chianti Classico, Riserva and Super Tuscans) ● Visit 2 exquisite wineries with tours of vineyards & cellars. ● Taste some of Tuscany's best olive oils & cheeses. ● Lunch at the famous butcher Dario Cecchini with a sampling of meats & Bistecca ● Small group tour of max 8 people
  • Itinerary Super Chianti
    Super Chianti is an extraordinary day trip that transports you from Florence to the charming and delightful Chianti & Chianti Classico regions. We convene at the Grape Tours office, where you'll check in and prepare for the adventure. A mere half-hour ride brings us to the beautiful Chianti region, starting the day at an ancient Tuscan farmhouse winery. Delve into the grape-to-bottle process, and after covering every winemaking facet, we sit down to savor four exquisite wines complemented by fresh olive oil and artisanal sheep's milk cheeses from the winery's dairy farm. Our next destination is Panzano in Chianti, home to the renowned butcher Dario Cecchini. Relish a delectable lunch featuring four meat dishes inspired by Dario's family recipes, including a taste of the famous Bistecca. Post-lunch, we proceed to the next winery for a private tour, immersing ourselves in the traditions of the world's oldest wine region.
  • Price & Tour Info
    Price: from €210 per person (all-inclusive, yet you're always welcome to tip your guide) When: From Monday to Saturday Time of departure: 9, 9.30 or 10 am Total time: Around 7 hrs Meeting point: Grape Tours office in Via dei Renai 19, Florence. Possibility of pick-up outside Florence (Galluzzo) available: YES Size: min 3 - 8 pp (if the tour doesn't reach the minimum number of participants we will contact you with alternatives) Distance: 45 mins approx Min age to participate: 16 yrs Allergy-friendly? Yes, make sure to mention to your guide. Wines tasted: Mainly reds.
  • Exclusive private tours are reserved solely for the booked party, ensuring no group-ups or shared experiences.

  • Grape Tours' private tours come with a dedicated escort and include roundtrip transportation from Florence.

  • Perfect for groups of 2 to 8 people, our all-inclusive private tours encompass two winery visits featuring tastings, along with a delightful Tuscan lunch.

  • Our selection of wineries is rooted in two decades of expertise, emphasizing support for family-run establishments, as well as organic or sustainable farms.

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CARMIGNANO

Wineries: Approx 12

Total square hectares: Around 120

Total production: Less than 1 MM bottles

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In the period of the Etruscans, Carmignano was already producing wine.

The region was given its current input of Cabernet thanks to the Medici family who owned large parts of land in the area already 500 yrs ago.

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The main grape variety is the red Sangiovese, but Canaiolo also plays are role in the blend, and so does the otherwise non-native Cabernet (Sauv or Franc). For the whites, Trebbiano and Malvasia are once again the favorites.

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The most noteworthy wine is the Carmignano DOCG, a blend with primarily Sangiovese. Carmignano is a 2 yr old wine, 3 yrs for the Riserva. A younger red, Barco Reale, is also made. Also great dessert wine is made, Vin Santo, some whites (also macerated), and rosato (rosé).

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