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About Tuscany

Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. As a matter of fact Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world.  Etruscans and Greek settlers produced wine in Italy before the Romans started their own vineyards some 200 years before Christ.

 

Roman grape-growing and winemaking was prolific and well-organized. Wine makers pioneered in large-scale production and storage techniques like barrel-making and bottling.

 

I live in France but I have visited Italy and especially Tuscany for over 25 years now. I know my way in the area and am looking forward to show you around. Apart from loving the glowing hills and the beautiful villages, I am passionate about wine & food. I love to teach my guests all that I have learned about Tuscan wines and food pairings.

The type of (for example Sangiovese) grape varieties that are grown, the plots of ground they are grown on, the direction in which the vines face, the amount of rain fall and exposure to sunlight, all effect the richness, complexity aromas, sugar content and acidity and other properties.

When you go on a wine tour with us you will see and more importantly taste a lot of great Super Tuscan, Chianti and Brunello wines. We also go to the Montepulciano region. You will taste many DOCG wines of great quality from these selected areas.

I will take you to the big names but also to a number of independent (smaller) wineries. I know a lot of the winemakers personally. As biological and biodynamic wine (and olive oil) growing is very important in Tuscany I will also pay attention to that.

 

Our tour program starts with 3 days/ 4 nights, so 3 full tasting days.

A JoliSoleil tourday takes at least 8 hours. Please checkout my Tuscany DOCG tour..

 

Transport is by car or minibus.