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Cantina Ercolani

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Address: Via di Gracciano Nel Corso 80/82, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
Phone Number: 0578716764
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A great find

We literally fell into this shop while walking into the town of Multepulciano. The free wine tasting (free is unusual here) consisted of more than half a dozen Multepulcianos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Media, Pennsylvania
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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We literally fell into this shop while walking into the town of Multepulciano. The free wine tasting (free is unusual here) consisted of more than half a dozen Multepulcianos, one Brunello and one desert wine, all highly drinkable including a spectacular 2004 Multepulciano and a superb Brunello. We also sampled two salamis, two cheeses and two spreads, all excellent as... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the first places you will see when you enter the lower end of the walled village of Montepulciano. You may be put off by the hawkers outside tempting you to go in, or think maybe you will come back later. Please don't be put off, the hawkers (who are very friendly) are doing you a favour... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

A guy was hawking a flier outside a shop in town. Don'tusually succumb, but our driver had mentioned not to miss the caves. So we went in! Upon entering, a small group of maybe 4, begin the tour below ground. It is in part a wine cellar with different casks for white and red wines. This is normal, but surrounding... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This was one of our favorite experiences in Tuscany. Under the shops, there are Etruscan cellars that are thousands of years old, as well as more recent structures, as well as barrels of aging wine, olive oil, old tools and instruments for making wine and for torture of prisoners, of all things. Wonderful wine tasting of the terrific Ercolani wines... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Don't miss the Citta Sotterananea, an wonderful web of undrgroung cellars that serve to store wine, olive oil, as well as provided necessary escapes routes when the city was attacked. Inhabitants would flee through these cellars with their horses. There are also old Etruscan caves that date back many years BC. We enjoyed a great tour and glimpse into the... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Nice tour of the cave, good tasting including many little toasts with various local products (among others fresh truffles), interesting underworld of Montepulciano palaces including Etruscan remains. The house wines are worth tasting and more for those who like the Sangiovese (prugnolo gentile) dominated Montepulciano Nobile (Sangiovese stands for Jupiter's blood, there is no Saint involved, for those who wonder).

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It's very impressive what's included without the obligation to pay for anything at the Cantina Ercolani. You're invited to taste the fine wines with a very tasty sample or two of finer antipasti quality tidbits. The establishment above is compelling and interesting. Only then does the self guided tour of what's underneath begin. The variety of attractions is so impressive.... More 

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is amazing place for food&wine lovers: you can take a tour in wine cellars. And then you can taste different wines. Nice ladies tell you everything about the wines and about prices/discounts. They can give you an advice if you need. As for me, I don't really like dry wines, but these were perfect! We've bought a lot, as... More 

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milford, ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Much more than a wine shop and tasting. Cellars are fascinating to see. The wine tasting was fun and educational and our wine expert Erica made the whole experience one i'm telling everyone about. If your in the Tuscany area find your way to Cantina Ercolani and see Erica.

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White Rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We took friends to Cantina Ercolani for two reasons. One to have them see the fascinating cellars, torture chambers , etc. The other more compelling reason was to sample the splendid Ercolani wine. We tasted four Nobie Montepulciano wines with the finest being the Vino Nobile Montepulciano and the Vino Nobile Montepulciano Riserva. Both are fabulous wines and of course... More 

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