F.A.Q.

With what grapes is Moscadello di Montalcino made?

With white muscatel grapes; a 15% addition of white grapes is allowed.

With what grapes are Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino made?

They are made exclusively of one single variety of grape: Sangiovese (in Montalcino it is called "Brunello").

Is it possible to find Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Moscadello in demijohns?

No. These wines must be sold in bottles of a capacity not larger than 5 litres; Brunello di Montalcino, because it is DOCG must also be labelled with the state label.

Is it possible to find Sant Antimo in demijohns?

Yes.

What is the production area of the Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Moscadello wines?

All the territory of the Montalcino township.

What is the production area of Sant'Antimo wine?

The Montalcino township territory except for an area east of the village of Torrenieri.

What are the maximum yields of grapes per hectare for Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Moscadello and Sant'Antimo?

Brunello di Montalcino 80 quintals per hectare
Rosso di Montalcino 90 quintals per hectare (if it comes from Brunello di Montalcino vineyards the yield can not be more than 80 quintals per hectare)
Moscadello di Montalcino Still and Sparkling 100 quintals per hectare
Moscadello di Montalcino Late Harvest 50 quintals per hectare
Sant'Antimo Bianco 90 quintals per hectare
Sant'Antimo Vitigni Bianchi 90 quintals per hectare
Sant'Antimo Rosso 90 quintals per hectare
Sant'Antimo Vitigni Rossi 80 quintals per hectare

When can Brunello di Montalcino be put on the market?

Not before the 1rst of January of the 6th year after the harvest; for example the year 2000 will be sold after the 1rst of January 2005 ( which is the 6th year couting the year of the harvest as well.)

When can Rosso di Montalcino be put on the market?

Not before the 1rst of September of the year following the harvest; for example the year 2000 can be sold on the 1st of September 2001.

What is the minimum amount of time that Brunello di Montalcino must age in bottles?

4 months for the normal vintage and 6 months for the Riserva.

What is the minimum amount of time that Brunello di Montalcino must age in wood?

Two years.

What is the minimum amount of time that Rosso di Montalcino must age in wood?

There is no minimum amount of time for the ageing of Rosso di Montalcino in wood.