WINERIES & TASTINGS

 

You cannot come to Tuscany and forget to taste its wine. The history of wine making in Tuscany can be traced backed to the Etruscan, and for the past 3000 years we have been perfecting this process. Today Tuscan wines are amongst the best in the world and the most appreciated for their exceptional quality.

Sangiovese in the predominant autochthonous grape of this region, from the latin name Sanguis Jovis, literally meaning “blood of Jupiter”. Sangiovese grape is what defines Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the most know of all Chianti Classico. Even Cortona has in recent years been appreciated for its distinctive grape verities of Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot, a stark contrast from the Sangiovese grown everywhere else in Tuscany.

We must not forget to mention Super Tuscan wines, which unrestricted by the rules of DOCG autochthonous verities, leave the wine maker free to express his genius in unique and varied blends of wines.

Bellow we have prepared a list of the of the wineries you should not miss while you are renting an apartment at the Molino di Bordone in Cortona. We presents a mix of some of the best, the less know and the most fun wineries to visit in Tuscany – according to us at least! – If you would like to be accompanied on a wine tour and have an expert explain the whole process of wine making and wine tasting, from grape to bottle to glass, we would be more than happy to help you find the right person to guide you.

 CORTONA

 

baracchiwineries.com
BARACCHI

TO TRY: Syrah, Pinot Noir, Ardito

leuta-wines-cortona.com
LEUTA

TO TRY: Syrah

www.cortonaair.com
IL RIFUGIO

TO TRY: Pinot Noir

stefanoamerighi.it
AMERIGHI

TO TRY: Syrah

cantinadoveri.com
DOVERI

TO TRY: L'Usciolo

MONTEPULCIANO

 

avignonesi.it
AVIGNONESI

TO TRY: 50/50, Desiderio, Vino Nobile, Vin Santo

ercolanimontepulciano.it
ERCOLANI

TO TRY: Vino Nobile

talosa.it
TALOSA

TO TRY: Vino Nobile

villasantanna.it
VILLA SANT'ANNA

TO TRY: Vino Nobile, Poldo, Vin Santo

cantinadericci.it
DE RICCI

TO TRY: Vino Nobile

 MONTALCINO

 

capannamontalcino.com
CAPANNA

TO TRY: Brunello di Montalcino

fattoriadeibarbi.it
BARBI

TO TRY: Brunello di Montalcino

lepotazzine.com
LE POTAZZINE

TO TRY: Brunello di Montalcino

collemassariwines.it
POGGIO DI SOTTO

TO TRY: Brunello di Montalcino

CHIANTI

 

felsina.it
FELSINA

TO TRY: Chianti Classico

ricasoli.it
CASTELLO DI BROLIO

TO TRY: Chianti Classico

castellodiama.it
CASTELLO DI AMA

TO TRY: Chianti Classico

www.tenutadiarceno.com
TENUTA DI ARCENO

TO TRY: Chianti Classico, Strada al Sasso, Arcanum

 WINE SHOP 

  Molesini Market in Cortona since 1937, a corner of paradise for all wine lovers. go to the website >

 SOMMELIER & WINERY GUIDE

  Enthusiastic professional sommelier and wine expert, Davide will guide you through the most scenic and meaningful wineries in Tuscany. go to the website >