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“Wines and flavour of the region”

Castello di Monterinaldi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Love the family host and staff, great wines and quality overall, large enough without being to much of the company thing, or only ones there.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

My husband and I had a great time at Castello di Monterinaldi. We opted for the 30 euro per person tour + wine tasting + lunch. The lunch experience was the best part by far. We were seated in a lovely dining room (just the two of us) and were served antipasti, first course, second course and a dolce (one of the best "torta" I have had in Italy) We had wine pairing for each course of the meal and having the food with it really helped us decide which was our favorite. We walked away with the Chianti Classico and recently enjoyed a full bottle at home and absolutely loved it!

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

My friend and I visited Monterinaldi back in October of 2013. We had a private tour and tasting lunch and could not have enjoyed it more. Our guide was wonderful, we were received with the utmost warmth and the food/wine...exceptional! It is also a great deal for 25 Euro for the food and fairly unlimited wine tasting. We loved it so much that we ordered a case of wine and have told all of our friends about our experience. When we had a problem with just a few of the bottles that arrived in the US we reached out to the vineyard and they agreed to send us replacement bottles. When the wine arrived in US customs it became complicated and expensive to receive the bottles (major duty and fees). When the vineyard heard that we were not so thrilled with having to pay 5 times what the wine was worth in fees they agreed to pay the fees directly and just wanted us to receive and enjoy the wine. UNMATCHED CUSTOMER SERVICE. Fabulous....highly recommend all the way around!

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We had reserved a private tour and lunch here. We wanted to taste the foods local to the region. We were set up with a fabulous featuring, the prosciutto, parmesan reggiano, other cheeses, breads, pasta, a meat course and dessert. Being a food person I asked to go into the kitchen and was shown how to make everything. They served us 6 wines to go with our meal each was superb. We then went on the tour of the grounds and the winery. After that we sat and tasted more wine. Everyone was gracious and it was one of the highlights of our tour through Tuscany.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We enjoyed everything here! Our host, Fabrizio, treated us like royalty. He took us through a overview of the land, then through the cellars, explaining the process from growing the grapes to making the wines in excellent and understandable English. When we arrived in the Villa (the main house) for lunch, we expected something passable but not extravagant.

We feasted on a four course lunch with wine paired for each course. We learned about each wine and why it made sense for the particular course. The meat course was a chicken cutlet cooked in their Vinsanto (a port-like wine produced at the winery) which was heaven on my palate.

No one fretted when we lingered over the luncheon banquet in the elegant, formal dining room. I don't know whether it might be more crowded and less intimate on season, but Fabrizio tells us that the winery does NOT cater to bus tours which spoil by their very numbers the intimacy of the day and meal.

Castello di Monterinaldi is in the midst of renovating its store and tasting area to make it more accommodating for customers. We heard all about the plans and saw the care with which the carpenters were sanding mouldings to make the entire area perfect. That little glimpse into the direction of the winery's management says a lot about why this is a first class place to visit.

By the way, the wines were fantastic. Be sure to try their Gotto di Gottifredo which is a Sangiovese wine made from grapes grown on young vines. Its light body made it a perfect red for an antipasti of meat and cheeses accented by the earthy flavors of Monterinaldi's olive oil.

This rates as a must do winery.

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