'Tuscan Wine Tour' - Full day
WINE TOUR Full day, from CORTONA daily WHY NOT COMBINE THE DISCOVERY OF CORTONA WITH WINE TASTING AND LOCAL PRODUCE? CORTONA-MONTEPULCIANO-MONTALCINO from Vino Nobile of Montepulciano to the Brunello Wines of M... more
CHIANTI WINE TOUR, among Vineyards, small 'Borghi', and Castles in the CHIANTI REGION A full day Tour, to the discovery of the Chianti region, where Vineyards, small 'Borghi' and Castles give life to a landscape of Tuscany you will not forget. An ideal Terroir for CHIANTI WINE one of the best known wines in the world A bit of HISTORY of CHIANTI Production: The grape composition for Chianti has changed dramatically over the years. The earliest examples of Chianti were a white wine but gradually evolved into a red. Baron Bettino Ricasoli, the future Prime Minister in the Kingdom of Italy created the first known "Chianti recipe" in 1872, recommending 70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia bianca. In 1967. The 'Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC)' regulation set by the Italian government firmly established the "Ricasoli formula" of a Sangiovese-based blend with 10-30% Malvasia and Trebbiano. However some producers desired to make Chianti that did not conform to these standards-such as a 100% varietal Sangiovese wine, or all red wine grape varieties and perhaps with allowance for French grape varieties such as Cabernet, Sauvignon or Merlot to be used. A few producers went ahead and made their "Chianti" as they desired but, prohibited from labeling, sold them as simple 'vino da tavola' Despite their low level classifications, these "super Chiantis" became internationally recognized by critics and consumers and were coined as Super Tuscans. The success of these wines encouraged government officials to reconsider the DOCG regulations with many changes made to allow some of these 'vino da tavola' to be labelled as Chiantis. The present rules for the production of Chianti Classico wine provide for a minimum ratio of 80% for Sangiovese, the typical red variety of the zone. Along with the Sangiovese, other red grapes of the area can be used in a maximum percentage of 20%. These grapes include natives like Canaiolo and Colorino as well as “international” varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, all recommended and/or authorized for the production zone. Today the name "Chianti" is a guarantee of noble wine, produced according to strict laws that protect the quality standard and with it, the sensory characteristics. The characteristics of the climate, terrains and altitudes, which are unfavorable for most crops, have made Chianti Classico a region that excels in the production of premium wines. The DOCG Chianti is produced in the area between the provinces of Arezzo, Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. It is hilly area with large terraces and river valleys. This territory has been producing wine since the time of the Etruscans, but only in 1800 has obtained the Denomination of Controlled Origin - DOC A bit of LEGEND AND MYSTERY about CHIANTI (from the Legend of the Black Rooster, published by 'Consortium Chianti Classico') The trademark always found on bottles of Chianti Classico is the Black rooster, historic symbol of the Chianti Military League and among other things depicted by the famous artist Giorgio Vasari on the ceiling of the Salone dei Cinquecento at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The history of this symbol also includes a curious legend from medieval times recounting an event that in actual fact led to the definition of the political boundaries of the Chianti territory, with a black rooster’s behavior ostensibly decisive. As the legend has it, in medieval times when the Republics of Florence and Siena were bitterly fighting for dominance, Chianti territory – because it lies between the two cities – was constantly fought over. To end the dispute and establish definitive borders of dominion, a very odd method was chosen. It was agreed that two knights would depart from their respective cities and fix the boundary point at where they met. Departure was to be at dawn and the signal to ride given by rooster crow, quite logical for an epoch when daily routines were paced by natural rhythm. In preparing for the event, more importance was given to the choice of the rooster than of the rider or the horse. The Sieneses chose a white rooster, and the Florentines a black one, which they kept in a small, dark chicken coop and practically starved for so many days that it was desperate. On the fatal day, as soon as it was freed from the coop the rooster began to crow, although dawn was still far away. His loud crowing allowed the Florentine knight to set off posthaste and much ahead of his Sienese counterpart who had to wait for daybreak for his rooster to crow. And since the Florentine horseman had such a head start he met up with the Sienese knight at Fonterutoli, a mere 12 kilometers from the latter’s departure point. And so nearly all of Chianti was brought under the power of the Republic of Florence, much earlier than the defeat of Siena itself.
Click the title to see more... A HALF DAY WINE TOUR FROM CORTONA, TO MONTEPULCIANO AND PIENZA. At the time of Etruscan civilization, vines were trained to grow up trees and wine was exported from the Tyrrenian Sea south to Sicily and north to southern Wales. Hd ‘TUSCAN WINE TOUR’ is an itinerary intended to re-discover our tradition in a land where WINE-MAKING has become an ART recognized around the world. We will have some free time to visit Montepulciano, a medieval town of rare beauty, with breathtaking panoramas all over Val D'Orcia and Valdichiana, valleys that surround it We will do Wine tasting and visit 2 wineries in town, with Vino Nobile of Montepulciano accompanied by. Bruschette, Salumi, Cheese, Olive-Oil. We will do cheese tasting in Pienza and have free time to visit this beautiful Renaissance town, The Ideal town as wanted by Pope Pius II in 1458, who was born here..The town has become famous also for the production of Pecorino cheese,prepared in a traditional way A day to learn our traditions and have fun. Click the title to see more. Price base 4 people: 76 euro per person Price base 2/3 people: 98 euro per person Price base 9/14 people: 86 per person, all in one bus Other languages supplements: -Эти туры доступны так же на русском языке. С доплатой к группе: 150 eur - Estes tours são disponíveis com Intérprete brasileiro, suplemento ao grupo: 100 euro
Click the title to see more... a HALF DAY WINE TOUR FROM CORTONA TO MONTEPULCIANO. A tour which is meant to let tourists know the production of different kinds of Cortona Docs and Vino Nobile of Montepulciano wines, passing through wonderful landscapes and walking in the middle of vineyards. A magic day learning a lot about the best wines of our territory Visit of a Wine farmhouse in the countryside near Cortona, and wine tasting of Cortona Docs Wines , with tasting of local produce. Walk among vineyards to enjoy and understand better what 'ingredients' make a good wine Free time to visit Montepulciano, and visit of one winery in town with wine tasting of different kinds of Vino Nobile of Montepulciano, one the best wines in Tuscany Bruschette, salumi , olive- oil and cheese will accompany all our wine tasting Price, per person, base 4 people: 72 euro a person Price per person, base 2 people: 103 euro a person Other languages supplements: Our tours are done in English, but on request it is possible to have them in other languages. These below are the supplements: - Эти туры доступны так же на русском языке С доплатой к группе: 150 eur - Estes tours são disponíveis com Intérprete brasileiro, suplemento ao grupo: 100 euro
Click the title to see more... A HALF DAY WINE TOUR FROM CORTONA TO MONTEPULCIANO AND PIENZA, with also a visit of a Wine- Farmhouse,where Cortona DOC Wines are produced A wine -tour which is meant to let you know Cortona Docs and Vino Nobile of Montepulciano wines, admiring Val di Chiana and Val d'Orcia breathtaking landscapes, discovering all the secrets of the wine-production of our region. Do wine tasting, walk in the vineyards, do Pecorino-cheese tasting in Pienza, stroll around Montepulciano, with its beautiful Renaissance palaces. Live life slowly and you will be able to admire and enjoy the beauty that Tuscany offers every day Price base 4 people: 92 euro per person Price base 2/3 people : 118 euro per person Other languages supplements: -Эти туры доступны так же на русском языке С доплатой к группе: 100 eur - Estes tours são disponíveis com Intérprete brasileiro, suplemento ao grupo: 70 euro FOR INFORMATION AND RESERVATION CALL : + 39 0575 1645310 AGENCY TUSCANMAGIC, during OFFICE HOURS, or call + 39 348 7653653 after OFFICE HOURS web site: www.tuscanmagic.net email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Book online