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 …

A “three-starred” Brunello

On 16 November, the latest edition of the Michelin Guide was presented in the Auditorium Paganini in Parma. During the ceremony, the President of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium, Patrizio Cencioni, awarded the Consortium’s special “Passion for Wine” prize to …

Brunello, an always-modern wine

The oldest official analysis of a Brunello di Montalcino is dated 8 October 1874, and was carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Comizi Agrari. It relates to a 32-year-old Brunello from the Castelgiocondo Estate, then owned by Angelini