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Savor the slow passage of time... Montalcino and its wines. Friday afternoon


A trip around the Brunello's wineries in a van.

Artemisia Viaggi in collaboration with some local wine producers, every year, from March to November, creates original wine trips that will lead tourists and fans inside the most charming wine cellars which produce the king of Italian wines: Brunello di Montalcino.

An experience among the vineyards and the grapes of Brunello to tell the story, the production secrets, the men who have made "prestigious" Montalcino and its territory.

The BRUNELLO WINE BUS will let you to know the wine producers from Montalcino to discover the wineries, the colors and the scents of the vineyards, taste the wines and local products!

A good opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of wine: guided tours, tastings and, above all, the chance to make a very quiet trip, without having the worry about the breathalyser after sipping a glass of good wine.

The best way for a Montalcino wine tours!

 

 

3.30 pm   Departure time from Montalcino – Viale della libertà 12

3.40 pm  CONTI COSTANTI

The villa “Colle al Matrichese”, built in the 15th century, has been the residence of the Costanti family since the middle of the 15th century; in this area there is evidence of well cultivated vines since the 18th century. The estate, 458 m. above sea level, is situated about 2 km south-east of the town of Montalcino.

5.15 pm  PODERE LE RIPI

Podere Le Ripi is a small biodynamic winery located in Montalcino (SI) and owned by Francesco Illy. 12 hectares of vineyards divided among Merlot, Syrah and the Sangiovese Grosso for the production of the famous wine Brunello di ontalcino. Francesco's aims are: quality and the respect of an uncontaminated nature.

DURATION 3,5 hours

  • picked up and taken back/at your hotel (if located within 5 Km from Montalcino) or meeting point at VialedellaLibertà n. 12 in Montalcino (ARTEMISIA VIAGGI’s office) on the date and the time specified
  • Transportation in Minivan (seating 8)
  • driver and multilingual guide (English-Italian-Spanish)
  • guided visit in two different cellars
  • tutored wine tasting of Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino

 

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CONTI COSTANTI

The villa “Colle al Matrichese”, built in the 15th century, has been the residence of the Costanti family since the middle of the 15th century; in this area there is vidence of well cultivated vines since the 18th century.

The estate, 458 m. above sea level, is situated about 2 km south-east of the town of Montalcino.

Since 1983, the death of the former owner Emilio Costanti, the estate has been run by Andrea Costanti, with the help of Vittorio Fiore’s technical advice.

The land covers 25 hectares, divided into 12 ha of vineyards , 4 ha of olive groves and the rest is fallow land and woodland.

The vineyards are at an altitude of 310-440m. above sea level, and for these great care has gone into selecting the optional exposure.

The vines are Sangiovese known locally as Brunello and range from 6 to 25 years old. Three hectares have recently been planted with Merlot and Cabernet.

The land is very poor organically though rich in lithoid components. Geologically it is galestro from cretacic era.
Plant density varies from 3.333 to 5.500 vines per hectare.
The harvest usually takes place at the beginning of October.

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PODERE LE RIPI

Podere Le Ripi is a small biodynamic winery located in Montalcino (SI) and owned by Francesco Illy. 12 hectares of vineyards divided among Merlot, Syrah and the Sangiovese Grosso for the production of the famous wine Brunello di Montalcino. Francesco's aims are: quality and the respect of an uncontaminated nature. Biodynamic was a inevitable choice to encourage life in the soil, allowing micro-organisms to multiply and creating a rich, nutritious materials for the grapes. The wines become more complex as a result and the plants stay healthy exuding the joy of living. 

To build the “Golden Cellar” more than 750.000 bricks have been manually laid down during a period of 4 years. In the centre the Dome, resembling the Pantheon of Rome and all around a vaulted tunnel enveloping the Dome for circa 2 turns. The cellar is in a continue slope.

Price per person: € 95,00

If you want, at the end of the afternoon tour, you'll have a time for dinner in the farm house,  (4 coursed menu, starting with traditional tuscan apetizer, main course, hand made pasta seasoned with chianina beef sauce, second course meat with grilled vegetables from the farm's vegetable garden seasoned with extravirgin olive oil) and finish with dessert paired with Vin Santo and expresso coffee). The farm is located 10 km far away from Montalcino, it's a nice way to discover the  truly old Tuscany culinary tradition. The meal is paired with Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino Wine. (the food it's genuine and delicious).

Minimum 2, maximum 8 peole

Every Friday afternoon from March to November

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • penality of 30% of the total amount for cancellation within 90 days before the date of the tour
  •  penality of 50% of the total amount for cancellation within 21 days before the date of the tour
  • penality of 90% of the total amount for cancellation within 14 days before the date of the tour
  • no refund for further cancellations or no shows. There will be no refunds for clients who will be not present at the meeting point on time for the start of the tour and clients who lose contact with the guide or do not complete the excursion

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