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 ChiantiSuper 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 InfoPrice: 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.
VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO
Wineries: Around 80
Total square hectares: Around 1250
Total production: Around 6 MM bottles
The ancient cellars inside Montepulciano testify to how historical the wine is to the town.
The Vino Nobile is the first to be elevated to DOCG status at the beginning of the 80'ies but continues to be confused with the grape Montepulciano (that paradoxically doesn't grow there).
Despite its name, Montepulciano, the grape that grows prevalently is the Sangiovese (locally called Prugnolo Gentile), along with other native grapes such as Mammolo and Canaiolo. Trebbiano, Malvasia and Pulcinculo are used for the region's renowned sweet wine.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is the area's claim to fame, which in good years is also made in a Riserva version. Vino Nobile contains mostly Sangiovese, but can be blended with other regional red grapes. Rosso di Montepulciano is a similar wine, but essentially younger and ligther. Vin Santo comes out beautifully, too.
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.