The midsummer night most awaited by wine lovers this year returns with exclusive tastings of Rosso and Nobile di Montepulciano wines in suggestive locations of the village. It will be a very different edition of Calici di Stelle in Montepulciano from the one we were used to. The symbolic places of the event, including Piazza Grande and the headquarters of the districts of Bravìo delle Botti, for this year will leave their place to other suggestive locations in Montepulciano, where the application of anti-covid19 safety rules can be guaranteed. In each location there will be wine and food tasting together with the producers, who will tell about their food and wine excellences and production philosophies.
The serving service will be lead to the professionalism of the FISAR sommeliers and the musical accompaniment to the Masters of the Istituto di Musica di Montepulciano Hans Werner Henze. There will be ebike wine tours and guided walks in the historic center to discover Montepulciano and its Nobile wine. The event, promoted by the Cities of Wine, is organized locally by the Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Sapori della Valdichiana Senese with the contribution and collaboration of the Municipality of Montepulciano.
from 19:00 to 20:00
from 21:00 to 22:00
from 22:30 to 23:30
Tastings of Nobile di Montepulciano Docg and Rosso di Montepulciano Doc combined with local products in exclusive locations in Montepulciano.
Price per person: € 15.00 (valid for a tasting in one locations).
Includes: 2 tastings of Rosso di Montepulciano DOC + 2 tastings of Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG + tasting of local food.
CHOOSE THE TASTING YOU PREFER AMONG 4 EXCLUSIVE LOCATIONS - [Select the day August 10th from the calendar, choose the time and the number of people (max 4 per booking) and pay the tasting directly; we are waiting for you!].
In Montepulciano, in the Renaissence Piazza Grande (the main square), just behind the Griffin and the Lion well, you’ll find Palazzo del Capitano, the ancient Law Court in Montepulciano, where there were the jails of Montepulciano. Inside, just behind an ancient wood door on the right side of the main corridor, there are quite hidden the stairs that will bring you directly to the “La Bottega – Montepulciano”. Here outside you will find the historical cloister and its timeless atmosphere.
LIVE MUSIC: M. Silvia Freguglia - Keyboard
Built for Cardinal Giovanni Maria Ricci in the 16th century, this splendid palace will welcome you in its courtyard, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the countryside of the Valdichiana Senese and Val d’Orcia. Home to many generations of the Ricci family over the centuries, today it houses the European Academy of Music.
LIVE MUSIC: M. Diego Perugini - Live guitar
Few steps from Piazza Grande there is a secret corner of beauty: the panoramic terrace located at the end of Vicolo del Leone, just of the right side of the Municipality Building of Montepulciano. The walls of the historic buildings protect this pretty square, which for the occasion of Calici di Stelle in Montepulciano becomes the highest living room in town.
LIVE MUSIC: M. Laurence Cocchiara - Electric Violin
In front of the temple of San Biagio, a masterpiece by Antonio da Sangallo, there is the Canonica, an elegant late Renaissance work with a double loggia and five large arches. The colors of the evening warm the travertine walls and accompany the tastings with a unique spectacle, given by the perfect combination of man’s work and natural landscape.
LIVE MUSIC: M. Giacomo Valentini - Saxophone
- the administration of drinks and food will take place in compliance with the current anti-Covid19 regulations.
- all tastings and tours are on reservation.
- entry with a mask is mandatory, disinfect your hands at the entrance and keep a safe distance from others in each location designated for tasting.