It is a DOCG red wine produced in Tuscany in the Montalcino area, a municipality in the province of Siena.
Brunello di Montalcino together with Barolo is considered the Italian wine with the greatest longevity.
Its vines are Brunello and Sangiovese Grosso, with an alcohol content of 12.5%, a yield of 8 tons per hectare and cultivated below 600 meters. Its yield is very low, 70 quintals per hectare.
The Brunello is left to refine in oak barrels for two years and cannot be consumed before five years.
Today, 250 wineries produce Brunello for a total of 6.5 million bottles / year.
It goes well with aged meats and cheeses and is also enjoyable as a meditation wine. It first became famous in Italy at the beginning of the twentieth century and then its fame spread throughout the world.
The first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino was presented in 1865 by the farmer and pharmacist Clemente Santi to whom we owe the paternity of the cultivation and selection of the vines to produce Brunello.
Since 1995, with the famous “vintage 1995”, the fashion of Brunello di Montalcino exploded and many extremely wealthy people bought land to cultivate it. His fame and the value of these lands has thus greatly increased.
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