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Montalcino Chianti. An unforgettable tour for any oenophile.

- Itália , Toscana , Vinho , Visitas a vinícolas Posted by Bia and Eusebius - March 10, 2011 - Italy , Tuscany , Wine , visits to wineries

It was late spring 2010 and I 8ia were already enjoying a sensational achievement: in place of the traditional hotels rented a Tipic the stone house Tuscany (rural area of Panzano in Chianti). Describe this passage deserves a separate chapter. This will limit myself to talking about our rotating the Montalcino Chianti.

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S Aimos Panzano towards Montalcino. Was predicted to take about an hour and a half to go through the 85 km that separated us. However, the fact that we are first-timers for that route and even taking into account that we were going to rural areas in search of a producer Brunellos, we thought it good to leave much earlier.
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Follow well the first leg by the curves and tireless scenarios Via Chiantigiana (S-222). Soon after Siena, which is more or less halfway, then needed by another local road. So we did and it appeared that arrive early to visit.

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All the good progress of the trip began to be lost, oddly enough, when we got to Mo n talcino . We were looking for a small producer. No posters, signs or even paved to contribute to the search road. My co-pilot sensed we were close. I, on the other hand, suspected that we should move on and so we did. We walked miles and good on the horizon began to emerge signs of Montepulciano . Was the evidence that we had passed the point. Although we were in a beautiful place, we were distressed to come, after all were waiting for us on a Sunday. Already back to Montalcino, a kind of local Cooperative acquired a map with Quote all local producers and there was our target: Caprili . It is true that the map of the land of little roads helped a lot and without him hardly arrive, but I admit it was challenging!
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The first moments in Azienda Caprili were as striking as tasting of premium products they make. Incidentally, one thing complimented the other and became memorable for us. We were warmly welcomed by one of the partner-owners who took us to the cappo that was on a tractor, plowing. There, amid the vineyard, talked about the type of soil in the region, the rains were intense at the beginning of the year and should delay Ndima i av; talk about family tradition, the difficulties, the option to export (that good that Brazil is the list of them!), among many other points that were highly aware that professional family.

Owners and brothers, Paolo and Paola


Throughout the visit we realized the quality of people with whom we were dealing. All this aroused in a huge admiration. Spent by the production area, the area with the guard robles iug the slavos (type of casks where Brunellos age very well) and finally almost to his knees, We tasted products. In addition to the wine, a ham from the region and extra-virgin olio them take us to heaven (!).
If the return of any great ride leaves a hint of sadness, that I confess that we were still graced with a simple detail: we were in Tuscany and the way back with her ​​curves, cypress, villages, hills and sunflowers would be a complement that beautiful experience.
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Practical tips:

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Some of their wines are sold at Enoteca Decanter (BH).
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Panzano in Chianti is about 30 km from Florence. Access by car. Not have regional train;

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