Bringing a taste of Tuscany to Florence, the fine wines and matchless hospitality of Castiglion del Bosco can now be savoured in central Florence.
A green signature carpet marks the understated entrance to the exquisitely appointed lounge with a long wooden table and generous dressers containing the estates’ famous bottles of wine. As one of the founding members of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium, Castiglion del Bosco now vaunts its Florence Wine Lounge in the 16th-century Palazzo Capponi-Vettori along lungarno Guicciardini, just over the bridge from via de’ Tornabuoni.
Offering bespoke wine-centric experiences all year round, connoisseurs and enthusiasts will be able to discover a range of wines from the Castiglion del Bosco and Prima Pietra estates, offering unique insight into Tuscany’s different terroirs. While the tastings can be tailored to specific interests, most guests opt for the 60-minute tasting of four wines (40 euro) including Castiglion del Bosco’s Rosso di Montalcino DOC ‘Gauggiole’ 2019, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva ‘Millecento’ 2015, as well as Tenuta Prima Pietra IGT Toscana 2019, paired with a selection of Tuscan meats, cheeses, and bread, alongside homemade olive oil and honey, whereas oenophiles delightedly delve into the vertical tasting of six top past vintages (220 euro) from both estates paired with the same culinary delights. Culture vultures will lap up the opportunity to enhance the tasting experience with a tour of the current exhibition at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. (Massimo Ferragamo is the founder of Castiglion del Bosco, hence the family connection.)
A truly unique gastronomic experience is available on request up the pietra serena staircase on the piano nobile of Palazzo Capponi-Vettori. Here guests can wine and dine at lunch or dinner for romance, business or pleasure in the magnificent Poccetti Room, whose walls are adorned with Bernardino Poccetti’s frescoes dating to between 1583 and 1588. Private Florentine feasts are prepared in these exclusive surroundings by Michelin-starred restaurant Borgo San Jacopo, with each dish paired carefully with the finest wines from Castiglion del Bosco and Tenuta Prima Pietra.
“The idea for The Wine Lounge was spurred by our desire to provide a taste of Castiglion del Bosco in the heart of Florence,” comments Simone Pallesi, CEO of Castiglion del Bosco and Tenuta Prima Pietra. “Situated in the historical Palazzo Capponi-Vettori (just moments from one of the city’s top attractions, the Ponte Vecchio), we are in a prime position to share Castiglion del Bosco’s Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Prima Pietra’s Toscana IGT wines with wine lovers visiting from around the world, as well as our unparalleled wine hospitality offering. It is an exclusive and unique spot in Florence, accessible only to the building’s residents and our guests, for them to discover the wonderful world of top Tuscan winemaking through our guided tastings.”
About Castiglion del Bosco’s Florence Wine Lounge
Castiglion del Bosco Florence Wine Lounge is open from Tuesday to Saturday. Reservations are required and can be made by email at email@example.com or online.
Lungarno Guicciardini, 7R
+39 055 5357566