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The wines we offer on our tours:
- BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
In the breathtaking panorama surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, a hair’s breadth away from the Val d’Orcia, the KING of red Tuscan wines is produced. In the second half of the 19th century, Clemente Santi began exploring the potential of a clone of the Sangiovese grape, the Sangiovese Grosso, locally called Brunello because of its dark color. Around 1860, Clemente’s nephew, Ferruccio Biondi-Santi began to produce a red wine that immediately shows its excellent quality and then attains further greatness through careful aging in French oak barrels. Today, the Biondi-Santi Riserva 1955 is considered one of the best wines of the Millennium.
- CHIANTI CLASSICO
Identified by the well-known trade mark “Gallo Nero” (black rooster), Chianti Classico is produced in probably the most famous area in CHIANTI, where cellars and vineyards dot the rolling green hills known throughout the world.
The Nobile di Montepulciano has its origin in a subvariety of the Sangiovese grape, known as Prugnolo Gentile. It is one of the oldest wines in Italy, first named in some old documents of the year 789. It is produced in the area surrounding Montepulciano, an important town founded by the Etruscans between the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana, about 50 km south of Siena.
- SUPER TUSCANS (I.G.P. – “Indicazione Geografica Protetta” Protected Geographical Indication )
This label was created in the Seventies after some changes introduced by the Antinori family to the traditional method of production of Chianti. The Antinori, already renowned wine producers, thus created the first Super Tuscan wines (I.G.P.): Tignanello and Sassicaia. Super Tuscan wines are today expressing the taste and the true character of our winemakers and embrace all the heritage of thousands of years of viticulture and wine production.
- VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO
The first Italian WHITE WINE to receive the D.O.C. (“Denominazione Origine Controllata”, an Italian quality assurance label for food products and especially wines ) in 1966 , though old documents were already referring to this wine around 1200. At the end of 13th century it was already considered a great quality wine that was always on the tables of the Middle Age aristocracy: both the Pope Paul III and Lorenzo de’Medici ordered great quantities of it.