Wine Wanderings in Tuscany – Montalcino

Tuscan Hillside Chianti

After visiting Montepulciano, we continue our journey twisting around and over vine covered hills. Our next stop is Montalcino for a late lunch and tastings of the famous Brunello.

Montalcino Fort Brunello Tasting

This hill top Tuscan town lacks the charm of Montepulciano, but makes up for it by being the home of Brunello – one of Italy’s most famous and expensive wines. In the centre of town is a 13th century fortress and all streets leading to it dotted with wine bars. Pick a wine bar, savour some Brunello, and you have done everything thats needs to, in Montalcino.

Montalcino Italy home of the famous Brunello Wine

Next, we’re off to Chianti to taste Chianti Classico.

I recommend the travel guides Lonely Planet Italy and Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany for more details for getting around Italy and Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook & Audio for anyone that doesn’t speak Italian.

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