Small-Group Wine Tours from Florence are unique experiences. During these wine tours, you will see fabulous vineyards and olive groves that have an organic production of grapes. The experience starts from the city of Florence which is a beautiful renaissance setting located in the center of the Tuscany region.
In Tuscany the Sangiovese grape is unconquered, and many wines originate from the variety that in these lands find a particular vocation. For many Italians and foreigners, Tuscany is synonymous with sweet and soft hills with timeless charm, so famous for their landscape, but also for the production of excellent wine: Chianti, divided into seven specific sub-regions:
Chianti Rufina (east of Florence, suitable for long aging)
Chianti Colli Aretini (Hills of Arezzo)
Chianti Colli Fiorentini (Hills of Florence)
Chianti Colli Senesi (around San Gimignano)
Chianti Colline Pisane (Hills of Pisa)
Chianti Montalbano (northwest of Florence)
Chianti Montespertoli (southwest of San Casciano in Val di Pesa)
Chianti Classico DOCG is an outstanding wine, obtained from 80-100% of Sangiovese grapes, aged in large or small oak barrels, able to grow older than ten years. It can be of two types: Reserve or Grand Selezione.
Another famous Tuscan wine worldwide is the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, cultivated right at Montalcino, in the heart of southern Tuscany. Relatively lighter is the "younger brother" of Brunello, the Rosso di Montalcino DOC, less flavored with lower refinement.