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 Palazzo Pieri Nerli opposite the church of San Domenico in Montalcino, and the Pieri estate, now the property of the Biondi Santi family), which speaks of stays on his farms scattered throughout the Siena area.