'Adopt a Vine' with Prince Corsini - Luxury Tuscany Wine Tour Experience

A luxurious Tuscan wine tour experience like no other! Adopt a Vine and enjoy having your own little piece of Tuscany.

“Adopt a Vine” is a unique Tuscany wine tour.  It is the only Italian wine tour experience where you adopt a vine on a beautiful Tuscan wine estate. The estate belongs to a princely noble Italian family – the Corsini.

Enjoy Meeting Italian Aristocrats and Enjoy Great Wine

The aristocratic Corsini family have commissioned many masterpieces over the centuries-including the famous Trevi fountain in Rome.  Prince Duccio Corsini (the estate’s vintner) also happens to be a great Tuscan winemaker.  With a stunning heritage-listed winery in the heart of the most beautiful Chianti Tuscan countryside-the wine cellars are some of the most beautiful in Europe.

A Tuscany Wine Tour with a Difference

During your tour of the winery, you’ll find all about the wine-making techniques that make the wines special. As well the 800 year historical legacy of the aristocratic Corsini family.  You will also enjoy a wonderful Tuscan lunch with the estate’s wines.

Adopt a Vine

By adopting a vine you will become a personal “stakeholder” in the vintage of a prestigious wine. When you book this unique insider’s tour led by Prince Duccio Corsini and his family-Italian princes. You will acquire your own piece of Tuscany to treasure as you tour the most magnificent vineyards and cellars in the region.  Commemorating the adoption of your vine with a plaque in your name on one of the vines in the best vineyard.

Your Own Little Piece of Tuscany

You can then continue enjoying your own little piece of Tuscany by having each year’s vintage sent to you wherever you are in the world, or visit your own special part of Tuscany again with guests and family to enjoy with further winery tours and tastings.

A Wine Tour from Florence

You can request transfers from Florence or also from other locations. Just ask us!

Highlights of the Adopt a Vine in Tuscany include:

  • Learn the noble art of wine-making on an exclusive experience led by Prince Duccio Corsini
  • Taste Principe Corsini products, including extra virgin olive oils
  • Visit the Corsini vineyards, the villa, villa gardens, and historic cellars
  • Savor a delicious Tuscan lunch as a personal guest of Prince Duccio Corsini, famed for his wine production on his estate in the Tuscan hills
  • Each participant receives a gift of a bottle of fine current vintage,  one of the estate’s finest signature wines
  • As a testament to your ‘adoption’, have a personalized nameplate be placed on one of the vines in the best vineyard
  • After the grapes have been harvested and bottled, the estate will contact you and you will have the possibility to purchase bottles of the best vintage at less than 20% of the published price each year. Shipping will be at cost.  So you can continue to enjoy your special personal stakehold in the estate annually.
  • Transfers can be arranged from Florence or from other locations.

About the Noble Corsini family

Prince Duccio Corsini’s family – Is distinguished through their involvement in art, villas, and wines in Florence and Tuscany since 1211. The Corsini family is one of Italy’s most historic families. The Corsini also has one of Italy’s most prestigious private art collections. They are also owners of one of Chianti Classico’s oldest estates.

Prince Duccio Corsini and an Ancient Heritage

Duccio Corsini is devoted to passing on his heritage and preserving his territory of birth. Duccio Corsini and the Corsini family is actively involved in synergies with the world of fine arts, a focused range of uncompromising Chianti Classico’s and long-standing Maremma IGT’s which are estate wines of exceptional value for money.

Corsini Legacies to the Art World

Prince Corsini’s World of the Arts in 1730: Lorenzo Corsini elected Pope Clemente XII. He builds the Trevi Fountain in Rome, founds the Musei Capitolini, and restores the facades of San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Maria Maggiore. Tommaso Corsini donates the present-day headquarters of Academy of Lincei.

The Largest Private Italian Art Collection

The family private collection includes Botticelli, Rafaello, Rubens, Bernini.

Historic Tuscan Wine Estates

The Historic Wine Estates of the Corsini: Villa Le Corti, Home of the Family in Chianti Classico since 1427. La Marsiliana, on the Tuscan coast since 1759.

Prince Corsini and Chianti Classico:

A recognizable style unique of the Northern Chianti Region, characterized by elegance and finesse thanks to San Casciano’s “terroir”: on cool soils, rich in pebbles. They grow only DOCG Wines based on Sangiovese’s traditional blend.

Villa Le Corti, Tuscany

The estate was founded in the early 15th century. The Villa and the cellar are national monuments. 256 hectares: 49 hectares of vineyards on ancient alluvial soils at an altitude between 220 to 350 mt.

The Tuscan Wine-Making Technique

Duccio Corsini says, “We have made some significant choices: 1. opting for a low-trained spurred cordon cultivation system so the vines can benefit from the earth’s warmth; 2. finding the right balance by planting no more than 6000 vines/hectare; 3. stay traditional and never make use of drip irrigation systems.”

The Tuscan wines of Villa Le Corti

Passing on a winning tradition: 12 times over 90 points from Wine Spectator in the last 10 vintages.
“I try to create elegant wines, where subtlety prevails over the excess of structure.” – Duccio Corsini.

The Tuscan Wines of Principe Corsini

Le Corti

Traditional, estate wine. Entry level Chianti Classico. Fragrant, forest fruits, medium body. Approachable, for every day enjoyment. Only cement and stainless steel vat used. Quality/price index = 4.14 (Wine Spectator – Vintage 2007: 87 points).

Cortevecchia

Traditional, from a selection of the estate’s best grapes. Medium priced Chianti Classico. Mature, Flowery, Mineral. Intriguing, selectively for wine lovers. 20 months in big oak casks and used tonneaux. Quality/price index = 2.14 (Wine Spectator – Vintage 2006: 90 points).

Don Tommaso

Innovative “Cru”, from specially selected vineyards. Sangiovese with 15% Merlot. Higher price point Chianti Classico. Mature, black fruits, fine tannins. Sensual, for special occasions. 16 months, 70% in new barriques and 30% in used barriques. Quality/price index =2.16 (Wine Spectator – Vintage 2006: 91 points).

Principe Corsini and the Tuscan Coast – a place of diversity

An evolution in style from traditional Tuscan wines: warmth and power, thanks to the luminous, sunny, windy Tuscan coastal “terroir”. From sandy soils, rich in minerals, only coastal wines based on non-traditional Tuscan blends, discover all this on a unique Tuscany wine tour.

La Marsiliana

Wild, unspoiled, just 6 miles from the Southern Coast of Tuscany. Only 20 hectares of vineyards in the more than 2850 ha of property on sandy, silty soils, 6000 vines/ha, with southern exposure. “At Marsiliana, we have a richer ‘palette’ of grapes than in Chianti Classico, with as many as seven components: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, plus 10% of a “fritto misto” with Petit Verdot, Syrah, and other varietals we are experimenting with.”

Marsiliana

Cabernet S. + Merlot, Estate’s Top Wine. Medium-priced, Maremma I.G.T. Silky, dark fruits, Fully Body. Terroir driven, enjoy with meals. After 10 month of barrique aging, the best barriques (wines) are selected for another 8 months aging.

Birillo Rosso

Cabernet S. + Merlot, the Estate’s “Second Vin”. Very competitive, Maremma I.G.T. Dark fruit, chocolate, full body. Fun wine, enjoy every day. After 10 month of barrique aging, the wines not selected for “Marsiliana” are blended and bottled as Birillo. The Newest Principe Corsini Wines.

Camporsino

Chianti DOCG.  Young, fresh, ready to drink. Only cement. Aged 12 months.

A-101 Riserva: Chianti Classico DOCG.  Ripe, Fruity, can age well. Large casks, no barriques. Aged 18 months.

You can also visit Villa Le Corti for a light lunch and a wine-tasting here

Tour Details

The finer tour details:

 

Depending on availability this experience will be led by the Prince Duccio Corsini and/or his wife Lady Clothilde where you will have a personal tour of the winery, the vineyards as well as the villa if desired. You will then dine in the winery with them for lunch and wine pairings.

Please contact us to confirm the Prince’s availability if you wish for his presence.

Please note: This experience is not available in the month of August. Transportation to and from the villa for your visit with Prince Corsini is not included. To book a private transfer with us or for more details please email us directly. Postage of the wine is not included.

Child Prices:

Please contact us directly for quotes on child prices and larger groups.

Tour length: 2-3 hours (not including transfers).

 

Meeting Point

We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.
If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.

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