Montalcino and Montepulciano

In one day we did two wine tastings and were lucky to see two very beautiful cities as well. First we went to Montacino.

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This is the old castle.

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And this is where the magic happens.

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We looked…

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…we found the wide we had the day before…

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…and we tasted.

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We learned the beauty of riserva.

 

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The next wine tasting was in Montepulciano. Lonely Planet had complained that it was very hilly, but I didn’t believe them, but when we came there, it was true! The whole town was one big clilmb.

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This is the top, the town square.

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It was raining and it was a long and steep klimb, so we were quite alone.

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And the unfinished front of the church.

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Here we visited a winery, so one producer.

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They also stored wine the old fashioned way.

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Riserva are the ones that are also stored for a year on the bottle before they are sold.

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The modern (and hygenic) wine storing method.

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Montepulciano is known for their Vino Nobile and we triend different types.

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We ended up buying a very expencive bottle of wine in Montalcino, as an investment. I wonder what occation will be the right one.

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