Tasting of Brunello di Montalcino and Altesino wines
Excursions & day trips

Tasting of Brunello di Montalcino and Altesino wines

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover one of the most famous areas of Tuscany
  • Visit the hometown of Brunello
  • Taste Brunello di Montalcino and Super Tuscan
  • Visit one of the most important wineries of the region
What to expect

A local leading wine producer and the prototype of elegance and tradition, Altesino is considered a historic winery of Montalcino; founded in 1970 by a Milanese entrepreneur, the winery passed into the hands of the passionate and capable Gnudi Angelini family in 2002.

The business is situated in Palazzo Altesi, a 14th-century building rising above the vineyards and right near the modern structure where the wine is produced, aged and bottled. Today, Altesino boasts 44 hectares of vineyards (mostly cultivated with Sangiovese grapes) located within five different areas of varying soil, altitude and sunlight so as to guarantee that regardless of the weather, there is an excellent level and quality of grape production.

Some of the positive contributions putting Montalcino on the world map are: the introduction of the "Cru" (Montosoli) concept in 1975, the first experiments with barriques in '79, the production in '77 of the first Grappa from a winery and the first Futures (purchasing wine before its release) for Brunello 1985. For its Cru Montosoli, Altesino has received numerous international recognitions.

Tour and tasting experience

The tour is created as a way to immerse the visitors in the world of wine and the history of the business. The course of the visit goes both inside and outside, allowing you to see and understand the land first-hand, particularly the birth, history and production of the famous Brunello wine. At the end, you will have the opportunity to taste a few wines that represent the winery.

Tour of the winery with tasting of 3 wines

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC
  • Super Tuscan
  • Handmade breadsticks

Tour of the winery with tasting of 5 wines

  • Bianco Toscana IGT
  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Cru Montosoli
  • Super Tuscan IGT
  • Handmade breadsticks

Tour of the winery with tasting of 3 wines + tasting of local specialties

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC
  • Super Tuscan IGT
  • Bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil and fresh tomatoes, ham, lombatella, semi-aged pecorino cheese and bread

Tour of the winery with tasting of 5 wines + tasting of local specialties

  • White IGT
  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Cru Montosoli
  • Super Tuscan IGT
  • Bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil and fresh tomatoes, ham, lombatella, semi-aged pecorino cheese and bread
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Tasting of Brunello and Super Tuscan
    • Tour of the winery
    • Food tasting of local specialties (if selected)
    Where

    Località Altesino 54, 53024 Montalcino SI, Italy

    What to remember
    • Every tour with tasting requires a minimum of two participants
    • The selection and year of the wines are subject to change depending on product availability
    • The exact time of the visit and tasting will be communicated after booking
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    When
    • Opening hours of the winery: from Monday to Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm
    • The exact time of the visit and tasting will be communicated after booking
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    Provider
    Altesino
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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