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The Tradition of Brunello di Montalcino for Sale


Many people would have you believe that Brunello di Montalcino is historically very conservative, but this is in fact not the case. Not by chance, in the 1800’s Brunello was born from a break with the contemporary methods of production which were nearly identical to the Chianti methods that completely dominated Tuscany in that era. The separate vinification of the Sangiovese grapes in making Brunello di Montalcino for sale was an almost revolutionary innovation, a complete departure from the Chianti method of vinification of Sangiovese together with white grapes.


Brunello di Montalcino DOCG: Qualities, History and Fortune

Brunello di Montalcino, according to the current rules of production for Brunello di Montalcino DOCG which were issued on July 1st, 1980, must be made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, but this was not the case prior to that declaration. In fact, when Brunello was only a DOC designation (from 1966 to 1980) the rules allowed for up to 10% correction with must and wine produced in other regions. However, this possibility was later excluded in the DOCG rules, a decision that has been reconfirmed again recently. Chianti, Chianti Classico, and Nobile di Montepulciano all have guidelines that are much more elastic but are still capable of producing high quality wines while allowing winemakers more freedom. Comparing Brunello di Montalcino to another very important Italian wine, Barolo, made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, we can say that the production area of Brunello di Montalcino is very limited and the characteristics of the Montalcino terroir are obviously completely different in terms of area, weather, microclimate, and terrain from that of the Piedmont area where Barolo is produced.

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However, because of Brunello di Montalcino’s characteristics of elegance and sophistication, it is a wine that can dominate any table. Although the wine undergoes a long ageing process in oak barrels it can still be paired wonderfully with an incredible variety of dishes. Brunello di Montalcino for sale from the winery Poggio Rubino ensures that the Sangiovese grape variety, which can at times be moody and stubborn, is given a helping hand. Under the careful guidance and experience of the Poggio Rubino team, Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino wines are created that even in the most difficult years express the marvelous peculiarity of the Sangiovese grape.

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The Biondi Santi family and the tradition of Brunello di Montalcino

No one knows the land of Montalcino better than those who have always lived and worked with their hands in Montalcino’s rich earth, and so we can say that a Brunello di Montalcino producer is born, and not made. Wineries large and small have all contributed to the development of the Brunello di Montalcino name and the evolution of the wine. Let us remember the Biondi Santi family.

In 1932, Biondi Santi is described as the inventor of Brunello by a government commission sent to study the land of Chianti which at the time included Montalcino. With Ferruccio Biondi Santi, the DOC encouraged more producers to plant vines and to improve the production techniques in the hope of using the good reputation of Brunello to increase sales. In the 1980’s Franco Biondi Santi contributed to getting Brunello recognized as a DOCG, a fundamental step in establishing the quality of Brunello di Montalcino.

Not by chance Brunello di Montalcino is always on the list of the best wines of the world, often times at the very top, and is regarded as one of the best wines to collect. Brunello di Montalcino producer Casanova di Neri even held the title for best wine in the world for several years running.


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Not all years are the same, and so naturally not all vintages have the same characteristics in terms of complexity, color, and ability to age well. The atmospheric conditions during the growing season are fundamental because a big part of the magic of Brunello di Montalcino for sale is created right on the vine. The terrain, the orientation, the amount of rain and sun, and the temperature during various stages all play a fundamental role in determining the quality of the vintage and therefore the price of the best years of Brunello di Montalcino.

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In order to work on improving the quality of the grapes on the vine, we have to forget about obtaining the largest quantity and instead think about the characteristics we want the grapes to express. We must aim for the right concentration of sugars and the perfect level of maturity that will ensure the best aromas and ability to age well.

Not all wineries work in the same way, use the same methods, or follow the same school of thought, but without a doubt in order to produce a Brunello di Montalcino of the highest quality the absolute best way is to follow the traditional methods of production.


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