Tuscany - Denominations, wine law and regulations - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

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Name two leading producers in Brunello di Montalcino

Bondi-Santi Family (1865)
Banfi 1970s, by origin an American import company (Lambrusco) investing in the southern part of Tuscany and Montalcino.
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What are the legal requirements for Brunello di Montalcino?

  • 100% sangiovese
  • Max 54hl/ha
  • Extended ageing, 5 years including 2 years of oak.
  • Single vineyard may be mentioned
  • Premium to super premium priced
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What is the wine style of Brunello di Montalcino. What is the difference with Rosso di Montalcino?

Brunello: outstanding quality with intense sour cherry fruit, high levels of acidity and tannin (giving a capacity to age) and showing complexity, even on release, due to the tertiary notes developed in the long, initial ageing. Declassifying to Rosso allowed.

Rosso: good to very good, young vines, young wines, 100% sangiovese. Aged in stainless steel or oak for primary aromas. Sold after 1 year.
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