The first “modern” Brunello

The first mentions of a “modern” Brunello, made exclusively with Sangiovese grapes from Montalcino and aged for four or five years in casks, date back to 1780. They can be found in a book by Count Pieri (the family owned

The origins of Montalcino

Montalcino, a relatively new town, was first settled just before or just after the year 1000, and its origins are uncertain. Legend says it was established by the Bishop of Roselle, near Grosseto, who led his people to take up …