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  • Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour
    Price from 220 eur per person
  • Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour
    Price from 220 eur per person
  • Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour
    Price from 220 eur per person
  • Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour
    Price from 220 eur per person

Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour

Experience a wine tradition nearly 700 years in the making.

Montepulciano Wine Tours

Designed for those who want to get to know the Nobile di Montepulciano, this tour gives you an in-depth exploration of one of Italy’s oldest and most venerated wines. This DOCG red wine comes from an area to the southeast of Siena and can truly stand on its own against the equally famous Brunello di Montalcino that comes from a nearby region.

Explore to your heart’s content the surrounding vineyards and cellars of two of our favorite Montepulciano wineries. You will get to know the proprietors while they lead you through the painstaking process of making this unique red wine. Not only will you come out of this trip with an improved understanding of the wine itself, but you will also gain a better insight into Italian culture as a whole. The wineries will provide you plenty of opportunities to enjoy their Nobile di Montepulciano wines and we will stop in a small family business winery to have a lunch with fresh and local ingredients such as pecorino cheese.

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of the classic Italian red wines. It comes from the vineyards that surround Montepulciano, a charming hill of 25 miles (40 km) south-east of Siena. 

According to the DOCG rules, to be labeled as Nobile Wine of Montepulciano, a wine must come from vineyards on the hills surrounding Montepulciano. This area consists of slopes that reach an altitude of 250-600 meters.

The grape variety grown here is Sangiovese (locally known as Prugnolo Gentile). The Nobile di Montepulciano must have at least 80% of Sangiovese and can be blanded with Canaiolo (10-20%) and other local varieties allowed in the province of Siena, including the rare and violet Mammolo.

The aging period for any Montepulciano Nobile wine is minimum 24 months (36 months for reserve wines), of which at least 12 months must be spent in oak barrels. Oak barrels are used here not so much for their flavor as for the slow and controlled maturation they provide. 

Montepulciano's Noble Wine is usually of ruby-red color and takes on a thin garnet color over time. It is characterized by its fragrant flavors of strawberry and cherry, and a "leaf tea" delicately tannic finish. It is also known for its medium body, strong tannins and acidity that makes it a particularly worthwhile wine.  Some have described this wine as having the scent of Chianti Classico with the richness of Brunello di Montalcino.



Price 220 eur
per person
Wine tour briefly
  • shared tour
  • 220 € per person
  • Wednesday, Only on Ap, Ma, Jun, Jul, Sep, and Oct
  • from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • English
  • including lunch and more
  • Montepulciano
  • departure from Florence
  • departure from Siena
Availability and Price
Space is limited, so we suggest booking in advance. Minimum of 2 participants are needed in order for the tour to be run.

Wednesday, Only on Ap, Ma, Jun, Jul, Sep, and Oct
schedule, detail and photo Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour wine tour
SCHEDULE
  • 9:00 a.m. Departure from Florence. Optional pick-up from Siena at around 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m. Arrival at Montepulciano to visit the first winery, whose owner will explain the secrets of wine making and provide a guided wine tasting.
  • 1:00 p.m. Lunch at the organic winery with salami, cheese, pasta and dessert, paired with a selection of local wines.
  • 2.45 p.m. Stop in the main square of Montepulciano for some free sightseeing.
  • 3:30 p.m. Visit the second winery, where we visit the cellar and enjoy more wine tastings.
  • 4:30 p.m. Return to Florence around 6:00 p.m.



Price 220 Eur per person. INCLUSIONS
  • Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan
  • Informative English-speaking tour guide
  • Multi-course traditional Tuscan menu paired with complimenting wines
  • Entrance fee to the wineries
  • Guided visits of the cellars and wine estates
  • Rosso di Montepulciano, Nobile di Montepulciano, Riserva, Vinsanto and Rosso IGT wine tastings
  • Extra-virgin olive oil tasting
  • Opportunity to buy and ship home both wine and olive oil
  • Stop in Montepulciano with approx. 45 minutes' free time
  • Small group of maximum of 8 people per guide


not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities



Meeting Point
Meeting Point in Florence at Piazza Cavalleggeri, next to the Biblioteca Nazionale "National Library". (pick-up in Siena on request).

review
Daniel Stull USA, 2018-09-12
Molly McGregor USA, 2017-10-29
Eileen Skrabutenas USA, 2017-09-19
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