Etruscan wines in Maremma in 4 days
  • People: min 6

  • € 1500,00 p.p.

We will begin our wonderful wine trip in Florence and seated in a comfortable mini van we will leave for the Etruscan Maremma.

The Maremma is a mysterious territory located in between the southern part of Tuscany and Lazio and is one of the prettiest and so far wildest place of central Italy and in the last years producing wonderful and unique wines as well.

Volcanic wines

We will begin our wonderful wine trip in Florence and seated in a comfortable mini van we will leave for the Etruscan Maremma.

The Maremma is a mysterious territory located in between the southern part of Tuscany and Lazio and is one of the prettiest and so far wildest place of central Italy and in the last years producing wonderful and unique wines as well.

This wild yet fascinating land, was formed 400.ooo years ago following an impressive volcanic eruption that has determined its geo-morphological appearance that still exists today. The mass of magma solidified, giving rise to a series of tuffaceous
plateaus, but the brittleness of the rock allowed rivers and streams to deeply erode it, to create an alternation of rocky plateaus that suddenly lose themselves in deep and narrow gorges.

After the era of volcanic activity Etruscans began to colonize this land 3000 years ago and found in it an ideal environment. The seemingly unattainable tuffaceous plateaus, guaranteed them a natural strategic defense, while the valleys, rich in water, lush forest, wild animals and fertile land, were a an excellent source of supplies.

The historical and archaeological beauty in fact is only one component of this territory, characterized by excellent production of wine and olive oil.

Lapilli ash and basalt form the terroir of these areas and thanks to the strong minerality of the soil you will taste unique, particular and complex wines that you will not find in any other part of Tuscany.

After a journey of almost 3 hours, we will arrive in one of the most beautiful Etruscan villages in Italy where we will stop for our lunch.
We will eat in a trendy and characteristic place, and with a full stomach we will take we will take a walk through the Etruscan village, considered one of the most beautiful village in Italy.

Soon after we will be ready for our first great winery of the day.

A winery with an important archaeological area next to the vineyard, an Etruscan necropolis and domus first then a roman Villa and a medieval farm later.

You will be welcomed by the owners who will tell you everything about their special volcanic wines.

Here you will taste their wines that include, a beautiful white wine made with Vermentino and Viognier, a red wine made with Sangiovese and Alicante, and their top wine, a wine aged in cocciopesto amfora , first winery in Italy to do so.

The Romans used cocciopesto a mixture of clay and cement, sand, water, for the floors, and to the wine it gives an optimal micro oxygenation, making the wine particularly clean and harmonious.

It also has the characteristic of offering a high resistance, a remarkable thermal inertia and guarantees the wine an optimal evolution thanks to its ovoid shape. enriching and amplifying the aroma of wine.

Once we finish tasting our wines we can have a look at the archaeological excavations where we will find archaeologists at work.

Then we leave the winery to head to our hotel near another famous and beautiful Etruscan village, here we relax with a good glass of maremma wine in the hall of the hotel or stroll around the town before dinner.

2) Second day:

After a short walk in the paths that the Etruscans have carved into the volcanic rock we will go to discover a very particular winery, their wines ages in a
singular wine cellar dug by the Etruscans, in the tuff at 15 meters deep below the ground.

After lunch we head to another beautiful fortified medieval village before reaching our wine resort, where you can relax in the pool, drink a glass of their great wine, before having a delicious handmade meal paired with wonderful wines.

3) Third day:

We head towards the coast, towards Bolgheri, the queen of the Tuscan coast, famous for its super tuscans, the homeland of the cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, but before reaching Bolgheri we visit a great winery close to the maremma coast.

Once we get to Bolgheri, we will visit one renowned winery among the best and popular wineries of that area: Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Grattamacco, Le Macchiole, Fornacelle, Sapaio.
Then we head towards our hotel to admire the view while we wait to dine immersed in the vineyards

4) Fourth day:

On our way home we will visit another area that is becoming very popular near Pisa, where the Cabernet Franc is the king of the grapes.
We will do our last wine tasting and then we will move to Florence where we will arrive late in the afternoon.

Included:

  • Round trip transfer by minivan
  • Accommodation in various B & B, farm or hotel of good standard
  • Wine tours and tastings, group activities, guided tours and tickets
  • All meals in restaurants or local farms

Cost per couple (2 pp in shared room): 3000 euros (1500 euros per person)
The tour will be confirmed if we can fill it with 6 pp.
Let us know as soon as possible if you want to do this small group tour that we will run if we can reach a group of 6 people.
A journey through time to discover the Etruscans and in particular the wines of the beautiful Tuscan coast, discovering the extraordinary wines of the Tuscan Maremma (the wild west!) And eating incredible local specialties wherever we go.

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