Our General Manager, professional Sommelier Flavio Scannavino, as well as other Sommeliers on our Staff, can guide our Guests through a unique course in the world of wine.
The customized itinerary begins at the moment of booking: Guests inform the staff as to their oenological preferences, so as to stock the in-Suite Wine Cellar accordingly.
In the absence of such indications, our Sommeliers will stock 8 different wine choices in the in-Suite Wine Cellar, beginning with the excellent whites of the Piedmont and Trentino regions, to the fine, full reds of Tuscany and international vineyards.
In addition, Hotel De’ Ricci has the most innovative instrument in the world of oenology, the Coravin, available to Guests. The Coravin permits the tasting of an individual glass of wine from a bottle, without having to open the entire bottle or altering its organoleptic characteristics.
In the basement of Hotel De’ Ricci is our “treasure,” a sensational wine cellar opened to our Guests for guided tours with our in-house Sommeliers. Here, at controlled temperatures, are more than 1,500 references of wine from Italy and worldwide, including many rare vintages and special sized bottles.
During our Guests’ stay, it is possible at any moment, to organize private Wine Tastings, either in the intimacy of their Suite or terrace, or at the Hotel’s exclusive Charade Bar. Guests can choose wine for such occasions from their in-Suite cellar or the Coravin list. For an even more particular experience, they can visit the Hotel’s Wine Cellar, accompanied by our Sommeliers, and choose one or more particularly exclusive bottles to satisfy their requests.
Special experiences at Hotel De’ Ricci are the meetings and Wine Tastings with the most important producers on the winery scene worldwide, programmed periodically during the year. These are relaxed and convivial occasions through which it is possible to know, a part from the wine itself, the history and anecdotes that are hidden behind every individual bottle.
Further, Hotel De’ Ricci gives the opportunity of booking exceptional one, three, or six-day tours, in cellars and vineyards customarily not opened to visitors, in the most important wine-producing territories in Italy and France, such as Langhe and Bolgheri, or Champagne.
The desire and intention of these tours are to give our Guests the possibility to get to know the owners of the vineyards and their families, in order to better understand how wine is influenced by the lives and sentiments of their producers. Under the guidance of producers of the most exclusive vineyards, Guests can enjoy tasting different kinds of wine and even the rarest vintages together, discovering with every sip, those secrets which render their particular wine so special.
Upon request, Hotel De’ Ricci can organize enticing Wine Tours for its Guests. Different tours are available, depending on the number of days Guests have available and what kind of vineyards they are interested in visiting.
If you wish to have further information about these unique tours, please contact us and we will promptly provide you with further details.