Visits and Tastings in the Land of Brunello: an unforgettable wine experience
Wine Lover? If you love wine and want to visit the cellars you are in the right place! Tuscany, and in particular this splendid area south of Siena, is the home of many highly prized and famous red wines, such as Brunello di Montalcino (perhaps the most celebrated red wine), but also Orcia DOC, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti Classico.
The element that undoubtedly unites these historical denominations is the landscape, one of the most characteristic and fascinating of Tuscany, and perhaps the most beautiful countryside in the world. An area that varies from the lunar one of the Crete Senesi to the gentle hills with rows of cypresses, castles and abbeys, farms and medieval villages of the Val d’Orcia.
If you love Montalcino wine it is a must for your journey and your experience, especially during the harvest period in September and October, the best time to discover and taste Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most famous and well-known wines in the world.
Thanks to the dry climate and the hilly position, the vines can grow in the best conditions, sheltered to the south by Monte Amiata. And there is no doubt that wine is one of the main attractions of the village.
Montalcino is located south of Siena a few kilometers from our Podere Salicotto farmhouse. The village fits perfectly into the landscape where the vineyards reign, the flagships of this area and the view that opens to the eyes once you reach the top of Montalcino is a real spectacle.
The name of the village derives from Mons Ilcinus, that is the mountain of holm oaks, and this is precisely why we owe the singular name of the inhabitants of Montalcino: ilcinesi.
You should take advantage of this magical time of the year to enjoy a relaxing holiday in our farmhouse and visit the Brunello cellars.
Our wine cellar at Podere Salicotto
A Wine Orientated Stay at Podere Salicotto
Wine is the epitome of a territory, a culture, a lifestyle. Here at Podere Salicotto Paolo and Patrick will guide you to discover Rossi and Brunelli di Montalcino, carefully selected in small family-run estates, where passion, love for their land and respect for tradition make all the difference. We will be happy to offer you the most beautiful and engaging experiences to guide you to discover the world of wine in this beautiful corner of Tuscany.
Guided wine tasting in our cellar
The tastings in our cellar take place on request from 18.00 to 19.00 and during your stay you will have free access to our cellar. You will discover Brunello, a wine with a characteristic ruby color, an intense and persistent aroma and an elegant and velvety flavor. After at least five years from the harvest, only then can our Brunello be put on the market: did you know that it must spend at least two years in wooden barrels and at least four months of refinement in the bottle?
Discovering the wine cellars for Brunello di Montalcino
Winery Palazzo in Montalcino
We will be happy to share our experience and knowledge of the local wine with you. We have carefully selected small family-run businesses, where passion, love for their land and respect for tradition still make the difference.
You can choose between:
- Visit and Tasting of three wines at a small local winery in Montalcino
Here you will taste three different wines produced in Montalcino (Super Tuscan, Rosso and Brunello) and, when available, the extra virgin olive oil produced by them. You will discover the whole process of production and aging of the wine.
- Wine Tour Experience in Brunello di Montalcino Wineries
The wineries where you can take the tour are the cellar of Santa Giulia, Palazzo, and Querce Bettina, all located in Montalcino.
Produced with Sangiovese Grosso vines, we find ourselves in the heart of the production area of our Brunello di Montalcino. Our cellars are high quality and all offer you an inside look at how these fine wines are produced, bottled and aged. Here too you can taste the three different types of wine proposed (Super Tuscan, Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino).
Period: tours according to personalized timetables
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit (and above all taste) in this wonderful land!
We await you here at Podere Salicotto to try these fantastic experiences!
the left imageis Winery Querce Bettina in Montalcino, the right image is Winery of Santa Giulia in Montalcino