Wine tasting around Siena

        From our domicile just outside Siena, we could easily reach destinations like Montepulciano Montalcino and all of the Chianti region. On the way, we visited the monastery where we got a tour of the old library. In the different wineries and tasting rooms, we tried as many of the good wines as we could, but didn't buy much because we found that we can get of them a little cheaper at home.

We tried the following wines in Montepulciano:

  • Montepulciano: Avignonesi - vino rosso and vino nobile
  • Montalcino: Contuzzi - Rosso and Brunello
  • Montalcino: Tenuta Caparzo - Rosso, Brunello and La Casa and their dessert wine
  • Fonterutoli: Chianti Classico and Riserva 1998 and 1999
  • Colterenzio: Pinot and Merlot
And although some were better than others, they all were excellent !