Franciacorta is a lovely wine region, in the northern part of Italy, nearby the beautiful scenery of Lake Iseo. On this Franciacorta wine tour you will discover the charm of this land in the province of Brescia. You will also get to taste the famous local sparkling wines and the traditional spirit: grappa.
After driving through hills, we will then visit a local wine producer to taste a world renowned wine, Franciacorta. This sparkling wine is obtained by Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. You will find out the differences between Franciacorta and other sparkling wines. The winemaker will also explain the techniques of Franciacorta making. You will then get a taste of Brut, Rosè and Satèn.
Then, after this first tasting, we will reach a local elegant restaurant where we’re going to have a great lunch with many courses of local food paired with great wines.
You cannot say you have been to Italy if you never tried grappa before! Its name probably comes from “graspo” (stalk), the wooden part of the grape bunch. However, the spirit comes from the distillation of the skins of grapes. Differently from other spirits, it is usually served at the end of a (rather heavy) meal. To end this Franciacorta wine tour, we’ll visit the enchanted distillery of Borgo Antico San Vitale, built on the site of a previous 6th century parish church: here, you will taste different kinds of grappa and herbs spirits like Nocino (a typical chestnut spirit).
A wine tour for those who want to explore new territories and new flavours!
Minimum for 2 people – max 8
Area visited: Franciacorta (Brescia)
Duration: 7.5 h approximately
Departure: at 9.00 a.m. from your accommodation
Please notice: the tour leader will wait for you maximum 15 minutes in case of late.
We want you to spend a lovely day with no distress so, please, in booking our tours, inform us if you have limited mobility (in some old cellars there are stairs); or if you have any intolerance or allergy about food/wine (some tours are including appetizers in the cellar or lunch in local restaurant).
We ask you to inform us if you have any appointment after the tour (if you booked a train ticket, an opera show in Arena or a reservation for a restaurant), so we can do our best to respect the schedule.
In the cellar the temperature is constant 15 Celsius degrees (59 Fahrenheit), so we suggest to take with you a sweater or a jacket; if it is possible we will try to show you the vineyards, so it’s recommended to wear sneakers or comfortable shoes.
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