Wine is the drink of the gods, Dionysus and Bacchus and always plays a central role in our culture. It is considered as a representative element of excellence and the identity of our country. Italy wine can tell the story, culture in its various expressions, designs and helps to remember the peculiarities of the territory and the landscape that stretches from North to South in that variety of declinations details that make it an example of biodiversity unique in the world. The "wine culture" reflects our Country completely, even in that dialectic between diversity and unity that has characterized it in every moment of its existence. Different regions, repositories of different dialects, customs, traditions, knowledge, excellence, show that the variety and individuality are still one of the main characters of our identity and one of the greatest strengths.
The red and white wines are among the most famous and prestigious in the world, multipremiate bottles that have marked the history of our Country. To say that our region is the land of wine is hardly commonplace. The list of wines from the best known excellence, those who opened the doors of the international market; the great Tuscan reds, white, dessert wines and dessert wines, our wine cellars are creating divine nectars that peek on the boards more prestigious and which fit right in the ranking of the best Italian wines and of the world. Tuscany boasts many production areas IGT (typical geographical indication), DOC (denomination origin controlled) areas and 39 11 DOCG (controlled and guaranteed origin denomination).
During your journey in Lucca, you will have the opportunity to keep in touch with a very wide variety of choice of the best Italian wines selection and especially from Tuscany. In lunches at the return of daily tours, but especially in the evening during dinner that will take place in good company at the best restaurants of the selected provinces of Tuscany, you will taste our traditional dishes accompanied by heady wines. You can drink the famous Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, produced in the province of Siena; We are talking about one of the most valuable and expensive bottles appreciated by the world, one of the wines with greater longevity which gives its best after a long process of aging in oak barrels.
Will definitely taste the Chianti DOCG, which has become almost a symbol of our region which sees exactly the origin in the hills of the Chianti landscape between Florence and Siena. The most valuable is produced in the municipalities of Radda, Gaiole and Castellina in Chianti: harmonious and perfect for aging is one of the most famous Tuscan wines; how to say nothing of Bolgheri, DOC wine that we can find in red, white and “rosso superior” but also Rosé. From the vineyards of the province of Grosseto we can think about Morellino di Scansano DOCG and Montecucco Sangiovese and always on Siena it where Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is produced.
We will continue to list dozens and dozens of different wines produced in Tuscany but we'll just remember perhaps the number one ever namely: Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC whose production is allowed in a specific area of the municipality of Castagneto Carducci. Manufactured with at least 80% of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sassicaia is one of the most valuable and expensive Italian wines and is produced exclusively from the farm Tenuta San Guido, it possesses all the vineyards within the bounded area DOC. Less numerous are the Tuscan white wines, but even these are among the best in Italy and in the world, starting with the famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced since 1966 in the territory between Siena, Pisa and Florence.
We will visit the cellars of Bolgheri Castle, where there will be a wine tasting accompanied by tasting of typical local products. Tuscany is not just wine, in fact, We'll get to see a product equally known and loved throughout the world, the beer. In the hinterland of Tuscany, exactly in Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo, we’ll visit the brewery Brunz and robust. Beer recipes Brunz are constantly improving study to refine the taste and aroma that sets it apart. After have taking part in the creation of the product, We’ll taste some beers by brewery, respectively: Brunz and Robusta. Between floral and fruity, with notes of herbs, We’ll will enjoy the taste of a timeless drink and which over the years has reinvented itself and integrate with every change of the society.