A JOURNEY THROUGH TUSCAN WINES
Journey in Tuscany
A journey in Tuscany and its wines
Discover Chianti, Brunello and the Supertuscans
Non ti mettere in cammino se la bocca ‘un sa di vino
Ancient Tuscan proverb “Do not attempt a journey unless your mouth tastes of wine”
Tuscany, evocative and bountiful, is the kingdom of wines. This sun-kissed region in central Italy blessed with unrivaled artistic excellence, spellbinding landscapes and a rich local heritage is a haven of tempting culinary specialties and the birthplace of the world’s greatest wines. For centuries, visitors lured by the art, heritage and heavenly views, have fallen for its mouth-watering cuisine and divine blends. Relish it all, fully! Our 6 day wine-focused itinerary includes overnights in luxury resorts, gourmet dining and enlightening wine-focused visits in Tuscany’s three main wine producing areas, Chianti, Montalcino and upper Maremma, leading you into the cellars and beneath the labels to discover Tuscany’s choicest wines.
Let us escort you through the rolling vineyard-clad hills of Chianti, where back in 1872 the Baron Ricasoli, back in 1872, found the ideal percentage for its unique namesake wine. Admire silvery olive groves, honey-colored stone farmhouses, majestic castles and graceful rural churches and savor unrivalled Michelin-star delicacies. Explore Montalcino, a wine-lovers’ heaven. The area’s stark hills marked by winding roads, swaying cypresses and fortified towns, boast immense luxuriant vineyards rich in ruby-red grapes, the very ones used to make superb Brunello: a collector’s dream and one of the world’s most precious wines. The whole hillside boasts tantalizing cuisine too: farm-fresh seasonal fare, succulent meats and scrumptious cheese. Revel in natural beauty, leisurely, as you travel down to the coast to wild, stunning, Maremma. View striking skylines, visionary contemporary cellars and, finally, the deep-blue sea. Discover the fairy-tale realm of Supertuscans in the cellars of stupendous award-winning wineries owned by Italy’s most important families. Indulge in ambrosial blends created by talented, innovative, vintners and delight in imaginative interpretations of traditional Tuscan cuisine, right on the beach.
Your journey will include:
• private viewings, visits to award-winning estates, vineyards and cellars, sommelier-led tastings
• accommodation for 6 nights in exquisite Tuscan resorts
• transportation by deluxe Mercedes vehicle and English speaking escort throughout
• guided visit of Florence city center by an art-historian
• gourmet dining in enoteche, restaurants and typical trattorias