Super Tuscan Wine Tour to Chianti

A Super Tuscan wine tour for connoisseurs of Italy’s top wines

Your Super Tuscan wine tour includes:
• Wines based on blends of Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah
• Cellar tours & sit down tastings at family wineries
• Private travel & pick up from you accommodation
• Scenic drive through Tuscany with photo stops
• Light lunch at a local restaurant or winery
• Recent model minivan with AC

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Here’s a private tour for connoisseurs of Tuscany’s prestige wines. We’ll be visiting small boutique estates that are known mainly to aficionados, sommeliers, and of course myself. Super Tuscan wines rank among the best in the world and their reputation is well deserved. However when it comes to the big names, I think we pay more for the fame of the estate, than the liquid in the bottle. Of course others may think differently, but read on to find out what I’m proposing for today’s tour.

Awards being shown during a Super Tuscan wine tour tasting session

Super Tuscan wine tour

During the sommelier’s course I did some years ago, my tutors recommended a shortlist of wines they held in very high regard. They were coming from small family estates with limited productions and great commitment to quality. These are the estates’s I’m proposing on this tour. Although not cheap, you’ll find prices are significantly lower than the big names, while offering the same outstanding quality. The blends are based mainly on international grapes such as Cabernet, Syrah and Merlot. Sometimes they also contain percentages of the the native Tuscan grape, Sangiovese. Due to the limited productions, these wines are almost impossible to find in the US, but visitors can have them shipped privately door to door if they wish. However there are no obligations.

We’ll visit two wineries during the day and our tastings will be personalized lasting one and half hours. I’ve chosen the best of the best, you won’t be missing out with “only” two I assure you.

09:15 We leave your accommodation in our private minivan, and travel towards the Tuscany wine region of Chianti. The first part of the morning will be dedicated to enjoying the scenery and taking a few holiday snapshots. Around eleven we arrive at the first estate of the day. It’s a family winery of medium size, with amiable staff who will introduce you to Chianti Classico, an easy dry Rosè based on Sangiovese, and a bold Super Tuscan blend of Merlot, Sangiovese & Cabernet Sauvignon.

Around one we’ll have a two course Tuscan light lunch in one of my favorite restaurants or a small local winery. Your meal is included in the fee.

Our second winery is a boutique estate hidden away on an off beaten track location. We’ll visit the cellars and learn about their infinite dedication to quality. This is perhaps the only winery in the Chianti region that doesn’t produce Chianti. They made the decision not to become part of the appellation and it’s resrtictions in order to only produce Super Tuscans. In keeping with what is expected from a Super Tuscan wine tour, we’ll be tasting blends based on  Cabernet, Sangiovese and Merlot.

Our Super Tuscan wine tour ends around 4:15pm and we head back to Florence arriving at 5.15pm.

2019 fully inclusive price list, no extras required or will be asked to complete tour as described

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2  participants € 245 per person
3  participants € 190 per person
4  participants € 180 per person
5  participants € 165 per person
6  participants € 155 per person
7  participants € 145 per person
8  participants € 135 per person

The tour  is strictly private: for example a private party of four people is €180 per person (Total of €720 for the day)

Pick up from Siena + €70 (per tour not per person)

Super Tuscan Wine Tasting Room 01 375
Bottles Super Tuscan Wines 375
Photo Stop in Tuscany SWT 375
A typical Tuscan winery near Florence
Scenic Wine Tours Tuscany the Van SWT 375

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