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Tuscany – Montepulciano – Siena
Il Molinaccio is the result of the accurate restoration of an old mill, dating from the sixteenth century; the watermill “Il Molinaccio”, near the renaissance town of Montepulciano, was already present in the old maps of the Granduchy of Tuscany, The original building, duly and passionately restored, now reopens as a luxury country house where the guests may spend their time, in absolute quietness, surrounded by a colorful garden, bordered by century old oaks, our fruit grove and the vineyard. The restoration works has maintained the original architecture: terracotta floors, exposed beams and stone façades. The interior is tastefully furnished in typical Tuscan taste, salvaging pieces of furniture of the old rural tradition mixed with the modern comfort of the accessories in a formula combining tradition and functionality. The ground floor is enhanced by a large stone portico from where guests can get easily to the dining room and kitchen. In order to fulfill the green spirit of the owners, the restoration, produced according to sustainable principles, was carried out with the use of innovative plants which guarantee complete energetic efficiency of the structures; the photovoltaic system offers free recharge of electric vehicles. In this special setting, guests will appreciate, during their stay, the gastronomic specialties of the area, directly produced by the farm. Il Molinaccio is by and far its 3.5 ha vineyard, whose grapes are used for Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, named Il Golo, and they will become in due time Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and a riserva 2012 named “La Poiana” as well. Also it’s possible to taste the “Grappa”, distilled only from their vinasse and Il Finocchiaccio, alcoholic infusion of wild fennel, harvested at their estate. In due time the projects include Vin Santo doc and the famous Occhio di Pernice ( it will take a few more years to taste it…). Dinner is on request but have a try. Alessandro (the chef) will surprise you with good local dishes full of the produces of our orchard. Our fruit is transformed in jam, good as it is for breakfast or filled in the pies anytime. Strategically located below the little Renaissance town of Montepulciano, Il Molinaccio is a good starting point for day trips to big cities and towns like Florence, Siena, Perugia, Assisi and Rome, as well as to world famous places in the immediate vicinity such as Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Monticchiello, Montalcino, Cortona and Sarteano.