Brunello di Montalcino in Tuscany has celebrated its fiftieth birthday as a DOC. It was in 1966 that the wine, as one of the first in Italy, received its denomination of origin. Brunello currently has great success in the export market. 70% of the production is exported. The US is the largest market, Canada and Asia, including China, is growing.
Brunello is one of the big stars in Italy today. In 1966 the region was small, no more than 80 hectares. Since then it has grown to today’s 2000 hectares. Brunello is very beautifully situated in Tuscany, not far from Siena. The grape is 100% Sangiovese. Since 2008, when some producers blended other grape varieties in their Brunello and caused a minor scandal, everyone agrees that only sangiovese can be used. Read more on meininger.de.
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