Supertuscan is not a wine zone like Chianti or Montalcino but is more a new style of wine that some wineries started to produce here in Tuscany at the end of “60s. This wine is made of international grape varieties. The typical blend is made of Cabernet and Merlot but there are some types that include other Franch varieties such as Syrah or Petit Verdot. I prefer to bring my guests in some small wineries around Florence where they could taste this special blend and enjoy also the beautiful countryside.
What to expect
This tour departs from Florence and it will take you in the close region of Chianti Classico. The first winery produces both Chianti Classico Docg and Super Tuscan Igt wines. You start your experience with an informative visit to the cellar where the wine is being produced. After that, you will be host in a nice wine tasting room to taste the different type of wines.
Later we will be driving through the beautiful countryside to get to the second winery, this will be a tiny organic cellar where you will meet the owner who is a very friendly man that will introduce to organic winemaking. This is also the stop for your fresh lunch, with traditional food and wine.
Now it's time to go to the third winery, another special boutique cellar that produces very high-quality wines. Along the day tour, you will also have the chance to taste an excellent extra-virgin olive oil called Laudemio.
We cannot recommend this tour enough!! My husband and I loved every part of the tour- it is well worth the time and cost. Vittorio was our wine guide and driver for the day- he selects the perfect wineries in order to give you a great and varied experience and helps you to learn about wine and the region. We enjoyed each the unique select producer, the local, smaller and passionate producer, and the large quality producer. You get to taste plenty of great wines and have a beautiful, authentic, Tuscan lunch. All the locations were very friendly and educated and also helped to ship wine home easily. The tour sizes are also nice, small, personal. There are only good things to say here! Thank you Vittorio we will have many great memories!