Montepulciano, set 605 metres high on top of a hill, is a known town between Val D’orcia and Val di Chiana in Tuscany, Italy, close to the border with Umbria. Here was born one the most famous wines of Tuscany known in the entire world, called Vino NOBILE di MONTEPULCIANO, made with a clone of Sangiovese called Prugnolo Gentile, which is blended with a small amount of Canaiolo and Mammolo grapes – although now some wineries have started to make it with 100% Prugnolo Gentile grapes. The combination of the soil made of sand and clay creates the ideal conditions to produce a well structured and fragrant wine, but with fine tannins. This wine got the DOCG assignment in 1980; in the area you can find also a simple and fresh but very good ROSSO di MONTEPULCIANO and the UNIQUE VINSANTO di MONTEPULCIANO. I did not miss the chance to go there for the NOBILE preview of the 14th February 2015, as it is one of my favourite wines, because it pairs perfectly with every dish you like. I tasted a lot of Nobile di Montepulciano and Nobile Riserva, I found some wines I hadn’t tasted before and discovered small wineries that produce Nobile wines with spectacular colour, smell and taste that I would love to share with you. When you decide to come to Tuscany this can be one the most important areas to tour with me, visiting great wineries and small food producers, and have memorable wine, cheese, olive oil and meat tastings – contact me to plan your private guided Nobile wine tours in Montepulciano, Tuscany!
Welcome in Italy. I love Italy, where you can find so many great quality wines at really good prices… with 20 regions the variety of Italian wines is so wide that in my opinion you need your entire life to taste them all! With someone who lives here you’ll find it easier to get the right tips and the best directions to go through them, in big and known wineries as well as really small producers with not less quality than the famous ones. Piedmont & Tuscany are the regions with the highest number of Italian DOCG ( Denomination of Origin Controlled and Guaranteed) wines; Tuscany features 11 DOCG, among which are the world famous Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti and Chianti Classico, Nobile di Montepulciano and Vernaccia di San Gimignano. To be honest I can write and say a lot about this, but for sure it is not the same if you touch and see with me the immense beauty of Tuscany. Try its tastiest food & wine, and live memorable moments full of fun, with amazing views of green hills covered with vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees and gold sunflower fields below.
Contact me to design your private Brunello wine tour in Montalcino, your private Nobile wine tour in Montepulciano, your private Vernaccia wine tour in San Gimignano, your private Chianti wine tour in Radda, Gaiole, Castellina – and I will put together a memorable tour just for you!