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Food & winery tours

Tasting of Brunello di Montalcino and Altesino Super Tuscan wines

Availability: Every day
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Language: English, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover one of the most famous areas of Tuscany
  • Visit the hometown of Brunello
  • Taste Brunello di Montalcino and Super Tuscan
  • Visit one of the most important wineries of the region
What to expect

A local leading wine producer and the prototype of elegance and tradition, Altesino is considered a historic winery of Montalcino; founded in 1970 by a Milanese entrepreneur, the winery passed into the hands of the passionate and capable Gnudi Angelini family in 2002.

The business is situated in Palazzo Altesi, a 14th century building rising above the vineyards and right near the modern structure where the wine is produced, aged and bottled today.

Some of the positive contributions putting Montalcino on the world map are: the introduction of the "Cru" (Montosoli) concept in 1975, the first experiments with barriques in '79, the production in '77 of the first Grappa from a winery and the first Futures (purchasing wine before its release) for Brunello 1985. For its Cru Montosoli, Altesino has received numerous international recognitions.

Tour and tasting experience

The tour is created as a way to immerse the visitors in the world of wine and the history of the business. The course of the visit goes both inside and outside, allowing you to see and understand the land first-hand, particularly the birth, history and production of the famous Brunello wine. At the end, you will have the opportunity to taste a few wines that represent the winery.

Tour of the winery with tasting of 3 wines

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC
  • Super Tuscan IGT
  • homemade breadsticks

Tour of the winery with tasting of 5 wines

  • White IGT
  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Cru Montosoli
  • Super Tuscan IGT)
  • homemade breadsticks

Tour of the winery with tasting of 3 wines + tasting of local specialties

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC
  • Super Tuscan IGT
  • bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil and fresh tomatoes, ham, lombatella, semi-aged pecorino cheese and bread

Tour of the winery with tasting of 5 wines + tasting of local specialties

  • White IGT
  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Cru Montosoli
  • Super Tuscan IGT
  • bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil and fresh tomatoes, ham, lombatella, semi-aged pecorino cheese and bread

Please note:

  • Every tour with tasting requires a minimum of two participants
  • The selection and year of the wines are subject to change depending on product availability
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What's included
  • Tasting of Brunello and Super Tuscan
  • Tour of the winery
  • Food tasting of local specialities (if selected)
What's not included
  • Any extras
Where

Località Altesino, 54 – 53024 Montalcino (SI)

What to remember

The winery is located in the region of Montalcino on a total of 80 hectares. Today, Altesino boasts 44 hectares of vineyards (mostly cultivated with Sangiovese grapes) located within five different areas of varying soil, altitude and sunlight so as to guarantee that regardless of the weather, there is an excellent level and quality of grape production. There are two plots of land in the north eastern part of Montalcino (Altesino and Macina), one in the north west region (Montosoli), one in the S. Angelo in Colle area (Pianezzine) and the last in Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Velona).

Please note:

  • Every tour with tasting requires a minimum of two participants
  • The selection and year of the wines are subject to change depending on product availability
  • The exact time of each visit and tasting will be communicated after booking
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When
  • Hours of winery:
    Monday - Sunday: 10.00am-6.00pm
  • The exact time of each visit and tasting will be communicated after booking
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Provider
Altesino
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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