Col d'Orcia, Montalcino

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The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. Its gentle, cultivated hills are occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza (rebuilt as an “ideal town” in the 15th century under the patronage of Pope Pius II), Radicofani (home to the notorious brigand-hero Ghino di Tacco) and Montalcino (the Brunello di Montalcino is counted among the most prestigious of Italian wines). Its landscape has been depicted in works of art from Renaissance painting to modern photography.World Heritage SiteIn 2004 the Val d’Orcia was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites under these criteria: Criterion (iv): The Val d’Orcia is an exceptional reflection of the way the landscape was re-written in Renaissance times to reflect the ideals of good governance and to create an aesthetically pleasing pictures.Criterion (vi): The landscape of the Val d’Orcia was celebrated by painters from the Scuola Senese, which flourished during the Renaissance. Images of the Val d’Orcia, and particularly depictions of landscapes where people are depicted as living in harmony with nature, have come to be seen as icons of the Renaissance and have profoundly influenced the development of landscape thinking.
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  • A very informative visit hosted by Jessica who was excellent and who went deeply into the background of this vineyard but also the history of Brunello Di Montalcino. The time looking round the propert...  more »
  • Let me start by saying that this is not a criticism of their work and their wines that we know well and we taste them regularly. After the tour we followed up with a purchase of wines definitely important. Despite having been advised that we would do a quarter of an hour late, well before it was time for the appointment and for problems at the hotel, we were reprimanded by the more mature lady who insisted on knowing the reason for the delay ... tact and education below zero that bother us. He then tried to justify himself by saying that they had other visits but after us they closed because they were the 13:00. This definitely has undermined our sense of hospitality. The visit itself is very didactic, the girl who guided us was very friendly but when posed a question not by typical unwary on outings, was willing to do everything a panegyric to not answer us ... better to say a sincere "I don't know". The tasting then really narrow because the water we had to ask for it and to clean the mouth of pretzels ... industrial pace of great Tuscan bread baking tradition. Probably the average user comes along and gobble sensa awareness, because "I paid so I drink." Another thing that annoyed me is that for the tasting we did Bill as it should be, for wines bought, instead, they made a single receipt of amount spent (over €250) but as if it were Wine Cart ... in spite of the IRS, Center repressione frodi and company. I repeat that the company is an example and a Pearl of Italian but not world wine production but in welcoming we should work better and understand, or at least strive, who has faced.
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  • Stunning estate, great knowledge, lots of history. These are some of the things that have to be said. We didn't feel really appreciated as guests though. Maybe it was because of our age, the crappy ca...  more »
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  • Great organic Brunello wines with a great price. Only downside... the lady who was selling wines in the cantina wasn't pleasant at all. I don't know if it was because it was a late in the day or she was just a cold person but she obviously was having a hard time smiling and answering the questions we had. Bought lots of their Brunello and riserva though. Right next to Banfi and way better wines.
  • Location bellissima, personale molto professionale e vini ortimi...cosa si vuole di più?
  • It's the end. of the world
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  • Excellent wine cellar. Guided tour and tasting absolutely recommended. Excellent wines and friendly staff.
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