Private wine & Balsamic vinegar tasting in Tuscany

Avignonesi Nobile Montepulciano

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Wine Spectator TOP 100 for 6 (SIX!!!) times!

Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour & tasting

In the “Under the Tuscan Sun” novel valley

AVIGNONESI: Supertuscan & “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano” wine lovers & gourmet experience in “Under the Tuscan Sun” novel valley.

Be treated like a royal.

Reach this truly unique winery for the spectacularity of its vineyards in the winemaking paradise of the green and low hills in sight of Cortona, the village made famous by Frances Mayes in her “Under the Tuscan Sun” novel.

Private immersion in the world of winemaking in Tuscany and a gourmet lunch paired with Avignonesi’s top wines.

Embark on a private tour with one of our knowledgeable ambassadors and discover the importance Avignonesi places on loving wine.

Visit the most iconic vineyard plot in Italy, travel through time in the ageing cellars and the Vinsantaia.

Our guests will be able to have an exclusive and private visit to our beautiful vinegar cellar dedicated to the aging of Balsamic Vinegar, here, as a preview, they will also be able to taste the vinegar directly from the barrels. The vinegar cellar is NOT open to the public and is therefore exclusive to the WFTI private tour.

Then sit down and enjoy our gourmet wine pairing full Tuscan lunch in our elegant Foresteria.

TUSCANY

LOCATION:
Avignonesi Winery: Montepulciano (Siena).

Halfway between Cortona and Montepulciano

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
RARE WINES – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano & Supertuscans (+ Balsamic Vinegar)

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 4

An “Under the Tuscan Sun” style wine experience.

Start this wine-expert experience with an exclusive tour of the estate, visiting 2 of our most famous vineyards La Stella and La Tonda, learn about biodynamic viticulture, travel through time in the ageing cellars and the Vinsantaia and culminate it all by an exclusive and private visit to our beautiful vinegar cellar dedicated to the aging of Balsamic Vinegar, here, as a preview, they will also be able to taste the vinegar directly from the barrels.

When you have seen it all, enjoy our gourmet wine pairing Tuscan lunch in our elegant Foresteria.

This PRIVATE experience includes:

  • VISIT of iconic vineyards, Vinsantaia, Barricaia guided by your ambassador
  • Private visit to our beautiful vinegar cellar dedicated to the aging of Balsamic Vinegar
  • Taste the vinegar directly from the barrels
  • Wine-paired full LUNCH in panoramic restaurant

Supertuscan 50&50 TOSCANA I.G.T.
50&50 is a wine sprung from the friendship which binds the owners of Avignonesi in Montepulciano and Capannelle in Chianti Classico.
The first vintage of 50&50 was 1988 and it was born almost by chance during a jovial dinner and came up with the even blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot.

2016: 93 pts Vinous – 2015: 94 pts James Suckling | 95 pts Falstaff – 2014: Gold in Wine Hunter Awards – 2013: 93 pts Wine Advocate | 93 pts Veronelli | 90 pts Wine Spectator 90 pts Vinous | Gold in Wine Hunter Awards

  • Wine Spectator TOP100 2013 n.58, 91 pts.
    AVIGNONESI Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010*
    This round version is laced with black cherry and raspberry fruit, showing hints of cocoa and spice.
    Firm tannins lend support, making this well-balanced overall, with a lingering finish of warm chocolate cake. —BS

 

  • Wine Spectator TOP100 2010 n.83, 90 pts.
    AVIGNONESI Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010*
    Lively and fruity, with dried berry, black cherry and spices on the nose and palate.
    Medium-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a long finish. Best after 2010. —JS

Wine pairing FULL LUNCH is served on our panoramic terrace, but if you prefer an indoor dining room is also available.

Created by our chef, inspired by Virginie Saverys, all our menus feature seasonal organic dishes.

All products are sourced locally and many are taken from our synergistic vegetable garden.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

Wine list for pairing:

  • Il Marzocco Chardonnay Toscana IGT
  • La Tonda Sangiovese Toscana IGT
  • Grandi Annate Toscana IGT
  • Desiderio Merlot Toscana IGT
  • Grifi Sangiovese
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT
  • 50&50 Toscana IGT
  • Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC
  • Occhio di Pernice Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC

ON REQUEST

  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

PRICES

From 748

“Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 750
Pax 3: € 750
Pax 4: € 750
Pax 5: € 750
Pax 6: € 750
Pax 7: € 750
Pax 8: € 750
MINOR (4-17 yo): Pax € 360
INFANT (0-3 yo): FREE”

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.

SUPERSTARS

• The MOST choreographic vineyard in Tuscany, TOP Supertuscans, TOP classic Tuscan lunch in a TOP location.
Can you imagine something more… libidinous?

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Supertuscan 50&50 IGT (90+ by Wine Spectator, James Suckling, Robert Parker, etc.) vertical tasting of 3 old vintages impossible to find elsewhere
  • Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG (Wine Spectator’s TOP 100)
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STEP BY STEP

  • Arrival in the location
  • Welcome
  • Meeting with Ambassador
  • Storytelling about history, philosophy, products and territory
  • Guided tour of the Winery
  • Guided tour of the Vineyards
  • Guided tour of the Cellars
  • Guided tour of the “Vinsantaia” and “Barriccaia” (cellars with small barrels)
  • Vertical wine tasting of old vintages
  • Transfer to the in-house restaurant
  • Full Lunch with wine pairing
  • Free time
  • Goodbye

SUPERSTARS

• The MOST choreographic vineyard in Tuscany, TOP Supertuscans, TOP classic Tuscan lunch in a TOP location.
Can you imagine something more… libidinous?

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Supertuscan 50&50 IGT (90+ by Wine Spectator, James Suckling, Robert Parker, etc.) vertical tasting of 3 old vintages impossible to find elsewhere
  • Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG (Wine Spectator’s TOP 100)

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