Wine and Castles in Chianti Rufina
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- Tuscany and Florence, notorious for their fine wines and splendid cuisine, provide the perfect backdrop for a day of wine tasting and culinary excellence
- Visit the grand historical estates of world renowned winemakers
- Enjoy lunch in the elegant private dining room of Castello di Nipozzano
Departing Florence, the limousine’s driver will steer you through the magnificent wine country, arriving at the first winery: the 16th century Castle of Pomino. This estate produces the white wines Pomino Bianco, Pomino Benefizio and Pomino Pinot Nero; and Pomino Vendemmia tardiva (dessert wine). Here, in 1855, grape varieties were introduced that were unusual at that time such as Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. After a century and a half, these varieties have found their ideal habitat and produce wines of extraordinary elegance, finesse and minerality. In 1983 the wines of Pomino were granted their own DOC, or controlled designation of origin. The estate manager will be your personal guide, illustrating all relevant wine making processes, topped off with a wine tasting.
A short drive south will lead to The Castle of Nipozzano. This fortress, built in year 1000 AD, boasts 1200 acres producing famous red wines such as Nipozzano, Marmoreto and Montesodi. The manager of the estate will show the group around the property.
After an extensive visit to the cellars, complete with wine tasting, enjoy lunch with one of the aristocratic owners in the splendid private dining room of the castle. Upon the conclusion of the tour, the limousine’s driver will be waiting to return guests to their starting point.
700 YEARS OF WINE HISTORY
A Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great Tuscan wines in five estates in Tuscany, and a quality distribution network worldwide. A Frescobaldi style that brings together tradition and innovation. With the goal of being the most prestigious Tuscan wine producer, Frescobaldi firmly believes in respecting the local land, focusing on the highest quality for its grapes, and investing in communications and in the professional calibre of its personnel.