“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 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 winemaking 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 Pince 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 your 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
- Savour 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 testament to your ‘adoption’, have a personalised name plate 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 Classicos 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
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 recognisable style unique of the Northern Chianti Region, characterised 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 Winemaking 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
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).
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).
Innovative “Cru”, from especially 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.
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.”
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.
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.
Chianti DOCG. 2.95 Euro/Bott. Young, fresh, ready to drink. Only cement. Aged 12 months.
A-101 Riserva: Chianti Classico DOCG. 7.00 Euro/bott. Ripe, Fruity, can age well. Large casks, no barriques. Aged 18 months.