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Azienda Agricola Ercolani
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Having visited Montepulciano for the wine, by the time we reached Ercolani we had already sampled several other cantina's for which we were glad as this wine spoiled us for most others! Greeted at the door we were quickly ushered onto an English tour of the wine cellars and Etruscan tombs underneath the shop front and told all about the process of the different wines. After this we were able to sample a vast array of red wines and a delicious vinsanto dessert wine accompanied by crostini, truffle, pecorino cheese, and salami all of which highlighted the depths and flavours of the wine (all free of charge!). Bernadette (?) was very informative and happy to answer our questions and help us decide which wine to purchase, allowing us further tastings to aid this decision. The shop was filled with goodies to taste including grappa, cheese and biscotti and out of the wineries we visited definitely my favourite. I can't wait for the wine we ordered to arrive!

1  Thank Ceri M
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Do you want to get lost under the hill on Montepulciano? These caves go on for ever and always lower down. Quiet an experience to see these huge casks down below street level. A few other artifacts are also displayed. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Thought it could be a real tourist trap when visiting the enoteca, free guided tour and wine tasting for free. But surprisingly it was really good! But of course they expect that you buy something before leaving. The underground tour was interesting and the history of the tunnels and old etruscan tombs. I recommend to visit the enoteca and take the tour. Very good wines!!

Thank Magnus R
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Another wine tasting this time Ercolani in Montepulciano, but this visit much more interesting, as you are taken below ground level to see cellars/rooms /tomb together with a narrative explaining all.
After which we surfaced to ground level to enjoy tasting meats & cheeses with the wines they produce.
Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Roy055
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

While visiting Montepulciano we stopped in the middle of the old part of the city to tour the Ercolani Winery and produce store as well as the underground city--primarily because we were lured in by a barker outside the shop. I thought we'd just go in and come out--but instead we spent about an hour. This boutique 14 hectar winery ages its wines (as well as cheeses, salami and olive oil) in caves buried deep in the city's underground. The five of us were given a very informative private free tour of the extensive cave system (a city under the city) that dates back to the 14th century. After exiting we then sampled 7 wines and were fed various food items on bread--from Ercolani olive oil to pecorino cheese. and various olive spreads. We were not rushed, and our guide was very friendly and informative (and spoke English). I ended up buying one of their 2004 Vino Nobile de Montalchino wines (an outstanding year). I have done many wine tastings and tours, and this (free) one was well worth the time.

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