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Food and Wine

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG

Symbol of Italian excellence

Brunello di Montalcino is synonymous of exclusivity and refinement. Is a brand known all over the world and a symbol of Italian excellence, a red wine with Denominazione di Origine Controllata. Brunello is produced in mixed scenario: sometimes gently hilly, sometimes rich in limestone or clay. The Hill of Montalcino, located at 667 metres high, is the place for the birth of this wonderful diamond of Oenology.

Born thanks to a young winemaker Ferruccio Biondi Santi which in the mid-nineteenth century continues the research already undertaken by his grandfather, the type of grape sees fit: Sangiovese. Already existed in previous centuries a wine production in this area, but the Biondi Santi family was the initiator of the "new" Brunello. Brunello Montalcino was the name given by the type of grapes, later discovered to be the same as the Sangiovese. So the Brunello wine produced with 100% became the Sangiovese grape.

Brunello di Montalcino is the result of a long commitment in the vineyards, reciprocated by its dry, strong and smooth. Looks like a wine decided Ruby Red tending to Garnet, characterized by an ethereal odour with hints of wild berries, wood and spices. Its aging patient, must be at least five years and two in oak barrels, in addition to six months in the bottle. The elegance and richness of Brunello allows combinations with red meats, roasts and game. The accompanying dish par excellence is the thrushes on the spit, a variety of birds typical of Montalcino.

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