Chianciano Wine Museum

 Experience one of the most important wine collections in Italy chianciano art museum

chianciano wine museum

Taste the Greatest Wines in the World

Explore the Medieval Grottos of Chianciano

 

 

 

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Thousands of bottles in a unique experience

From Tuscany to China and from Chile to Australia

 

 

 

chianciano wine museumWine Tasting from €10 euros

Champagne Tasting with Beluga Caviar from €80

 

 

 

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A fantastic journey in the Medieval Square and 6 locations to be discovered

 

 

VIP Lounge & Wine Tastings available for Arts Club Boutique Hotel guests

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At the Wine Museum there are 1000s of bottles of wine spanning every corner of the earth. Your tastebuds will joyfully travel around the world with our Spanish Rioja and Navarra wines to the great Chilean grapes originally planted by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th Century. From the Rothschild family wines of Bordeaux to the great Italian Barolos in a selection as far reaching as the Americas, Oceania and the Far East. Situated in the heart of Tuscany, the collection of Italian wine is unrivalled and eloquently accompanied by an international guided tour of flavour of the finest wines the world has to offer.

 

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Fabulous wine cellar with bottles that range from 1970s Brunellos to Chateau Margaux. Sassicaia and from Chateauneuf du Pape to Barolo..

Accompanied by Tuscan delicacies and food

 

 

Some of the Highlights:

Sassicaia, Italychianciano sassicaia

Sassicaia is widely regarded as the best Cabernet Sauvignon wine in the world. Originating from the Italian "sassi" meaning stones, this fine wine is only produced in one vineyard, Tenuta San Guido based in Tuscany, with unusually rocky ground of which lends itself to the well rounded, complex notes of flavour of this smoky full bodied wine. Sassicaia is a ruby red wine with detectable hints of sweet chocolate and sharp blackberry. Initially only producing a small quantity for personal consumption, Tenuta San Guido now heralds a renowned and respected crop, distributing Sassicaia around the world. Every part of production remains in the Tenuta San Guido vineyard, from meticulously picking each individual grape by hand and controlling the temperature of fermentation to bottling and aging.

chianciano wine museumChâteau Mouton Rothschild, France

The Rothschild family first established as a wine making family in 1853 Bordeaux but has expanded exponentially due to their success and now has vineyards all over the world, ranging from other areas in Europe to California and South America. Rothschild has used these new lands to develop and create new flavours and styles of wine, adapting to the climate of each location although Château Mouton Rothschild remains the most popular and successful, its consistently strong vintages making it one of Bordeaux’s longest standing wines. The intense full bodied flavour notes of this powerful wine have warranted it a wealth of accolade, indeed Château Mouton Rothschild was named Estate of the Year in the Bettane & Desseauve Wine Guide 2018 to honour the expertise and craftsmanship of those who work on the vineyard. Over the years of production many artists such as Francis Bacon and David Hockney have been invited to design the label for Château Mouton Rothschild.

chianciano wineNavarra Region, Spain

The location of Navarra in the northern part of Spain provides the perfect combination of climate to produce a wide array of wine to an exceptionally high standard. The Grenache grape, used in making a variety of wines both red and rose, finds itself thriving in Navarra which makes it a fantastic area for wine making. The location has a deep history as the first vines were planted to the south of the Pyrenees Mountains in the Middle Ages and gained widespread support. In modern times this tradition has continued, with vineyards such as Domaines Lupier opting to champion only the indigenous Grenache grape in their two wines, Domaines Lupier La Dama and Domaines Lupier El Terroir. The passion for viticulture at Domaines Lupier is evident in their exceptional wines, rich and succulent in flavour with a complex and structured nose.

Viña Bisquertt, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Colchagua Valley in the heart of Chile is the home to elegant, full bodied cabernet sauvignons with hints of black fruit and a strong minerality. Colchagua boasts such a vast number of vineyards that in 1999 it established the country’s first regional association of wineries, the Colchagua Valley Denomination of Origin. The terroir of Colchagua Valley is intrinsic to the wine making in this area, and no less to Viña Bisquertt vineyard, who are passionate in protecting the organic growing conditions and wine making techniques of the land indigenous to the grapes. The shallow clay soil in coastal Chile are imperative in creating the intense aroma of the Q Clay Cabernet Sauvignon, which begins its journey in a micro-terroir in Marchigue, to the north of Colchagua Valley. This specific environment results in an extraordinary wine, with strong notes of ripe fruit and a hint of berry liqueur.

chianciano wineHunter Valley Semillion - Australia

Hunter Valley, New South Wales is one of Australia’s main regions in terms of winemaking and boasts a long history of production. Despite this, historically Australia’s climate has not always been suited to viticulture and often have the majority of their winemaking grapes imported, however Semillion vines have proved popular due to their resilience. The high temperatures and humidity common in Hunter Valley make its success in growing Semillion surprising, however it has become one of Australia’s most popular and unusual wines with a waxy nose and high in acidity. The grapes are picked while they are still young and are tended to very carefully at low temperatures before being quickly bottled after fermentation. Hunter Valley Semillion is at its best when left to age in the bottle for 5 - 10 years, during which time it loses its deepens in colour and the flavours develop to provide a complex, nutty palate with notes of honey.

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Frescobaldi Gorgona - Italy

Situated in Gorgona, an island off the North West coast of Italy, this vineyard obtains the perfect climate to produce its phenomenal wines. As the only island penitentiary in Europe, Gorgona’s vineyard is tended to by the prisoners on the island in the final years of their sentence. Here they spend their time in touch with nature and learning skills that can be employed after their incarceration by working in tandem with Frescobaldi viticulturists. The island is sheltered from the wind which allows Vermentino and Ansonica grapes to ripen, and it is these grapes which are selectively hand picked at their optimum growth and fermented into a exquisitely elegant wines with a sweet floral aroma. This nose combined with taste notes of fruit and cedar transport you to this beautiful coastal setting, the crisp and balanced flavours a pleasure on the palate as well as a symbol of hope for those living in Gorgona.

Brunello di Montalcino - Italy

Often regarded as Italy’s most prestigious wine, Brunello di Montalcino proud to have the highest DOCG classification in the country. This is in due to the stringent regulations around its production, all of which contribute to its deep red hue and complex flavour notes. The round earthy intensity of the wine is a result of several years fermentation in oak barrels. Brunello di Montalcino is made entirely from Sangiovese grapes in Montalcino, Tuscany, the growing conditions of which are very strict in order to ensure that the grapes have the capacity to reach their optimum ripeness. Montalcino’s warm climate allows the grapes to reach their full flavour potential before being picked, yet the wine is prohibited from being bottled until 4 or 5 years after the harvest and it is not recommended to be consumed until 10 years later. This long process results in the exquisitely balanced flavour notes of Brunello di Montalcino, a hint of espresso and sweet figs detectable in older vintages, high tannins and a full bodied flavour.

chianciano wineBarolo - Italy

Produced in one of Italy’s top wine regions, Piedmont, Barolo is made entirely from Nebbiolo grapes. Growing in the north of Italy in the Apennines, the vines reap the benefits of the temperature variation between the Alps and the Mediterranean climate to grow the Nebbiolo grapes to their fullest potential which produces wine of a pale red hue yet a bold and strong flavour. Despite its high levels of rigid tannin and acidity, Barolo has a succulent and balanced full flavour. Naturally the Nebbiolo grape has an astringent quality, a vintage Barolo of over 10-15 years will herald a sweet flavour with notes of rose petal and berries, aging to a strong mouth with a hint of licorice and chocolate.

The Wine Museum - a once in a lifetime experience