La Ciarliana and Il Boschetto of Cantine Dei
In the Docg area of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, the Dei family offers its guests two agritourisms: La Ciarliana and Il Boschetto.
A millenary excellence, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Etruscans were the first to glimpse the great vocation of these lands to produce an important red wine. In the Renaissance, they called it “The” noble wine for the nobles. More recently, it became the first Italian DOCG wine in 1981.
The Dei family cultivates the precious grapes in its lands according to tradition, using advanced production techniques in a specific sustainability project. A property of 120 hectares of which 60 are vineyards. Cantine Dei has five vineyards with unique characteristics: Bossona, Martiena, La Ciarliana, La Piaggia and Cervognano.
The hill, which dominates the proprieties of the estate, offers a privileged position to admire the noble town of Montepulciano and the gentle rolling hills that slowly slope down towards the Val di Chiana. Set in a wonderful landscape, the farmhouse La Ciarliana and the villa Il Boschetto are nestled within the Dei estate. Both houses have been finely renovated to maintain the typical Tuscan rural architecture and are in perfect harmony with the territory.
The ancient Ciarliana Tower dating back to 1500 is the central core around which the three apartments have been renovated, two inside the main building and one inside the old barn. The choice of a rustic but elegant furniture adapts perfectly to the context, enhancing the characteristics of the building itself. The apartments each have a kitchen, dining room, bathroom, satellite TV, Free Wi-Fi, private garden, and car parking area. The swimming pool, surrounded by the winery vineyards, gives relaxing moments in a natural environment.
The Villa Il Boschetto dates back to 1700 and has recently been renovated. It is made up of 2 suites and 4 rooms. The furnishing is made with antique pieces of furniture and Tuscan handicrafts; old wooden beams characterize the ceilings, the beautiful floor of the villa and walls of the bathrooms are made of travertine marble from the Rapolano quarries. A large garden with laurel hedges and an orchard, where lavender and rosemary are grown, surround the Villa and tall trees provide shade.
Cantine Dei is happy to welcome its visitors into the new cellar, a travertine casket completely immersed in the vineyards. The visit is a unique experience even for the most demanding customers. They will be shown the winemaking area with the explanation of all the procedures, through a spiral-shaped ramp we will go down to the barrel cellar, a small temple completely covered in travertine.
A technical explanation will be provided on the use of wood barrel and the various aging times. The bottling room is also located inside the amphitheatre, a place also used for events, such as art exhibitions, conferences, book presentations, vintage car rallies. From the travertine roof, all accessible, you will finally enjoy the magnificent view of Montepulciano before reaching the tasting room where it is possible to both taste the wines and organize private lunches for groups with the help of a local chef and the use of seasonal produces perfectly matched to the company's wines.
Rooms: 3 apartments in La Ciarliana, 6 double rooms with independent services in Il Boschetto.
Cost: €€€ (over € 120)
Opening: from April to October
Spoken Languages: English and French
Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Maestro, CartaSì, Contactless
Services: parking, wi-fi, swimming-pool, horses (on request), tastings, guided visits to the winery, wine direct sale, extra virgin olive oil direct sale.
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This classic estate has been run for years with great class and skill by Caterina Dei. She recently built a new, uniquely beautify winery to improve her wines. The vineyards are situated in...