1932, the real record of Brunello

Brunello, a record-setting wine: not only because of its fame and qualitative excellence acknowledged worldwide, but also from a legislative standpoint. As early back as 1932, the Board of the Ministry of Agriculture decided that the name Brunello could be used exclusively for wine produced and bottled in the Municipality of Montalcino, a territory with an optimal microclimate and a particular physical-chemical structure. A sort of DOC ante litteram (or De.Co, the Municipal Denomination of Origin conceived by Luigi Veronelli), that recognised the peculiarity of the territory. More recently, in 1966, Brunello was one of the first wines to obtain the Denomination of Controlled Origin (DOC) in Italy. Above all, it was the first Italian wine to receive the Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin pursuant to Italian Presidential Decree of 1st July 1980. Montalcino is also the first case in Italy from which a single vine species can produce two wines with denomination of origin: Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino.