Brunello di Montalcino History
From 1800 to the present day

Brunello di Montalcino is considered one of the best Italian wines, exported and loved all over the world, it is one of the most prestigious and prized among the Tuscan red wines.

Surely, the birth of Brunello di Montalcino is linked to the Biondi Santi dynasty, a family from Montalcino, where in 1820 a gentleman named Clemente Santi, pharmacist, chemist and farmer, began experimenting with Sangiovese Grosso vines. He implemented a wise selection matched with new winemaking methods that led his wines to be award-winning in cities such as Florence, London and Paris. From here begins the fame of Brunello di Montalcino.

The first bottle called Brunello di Montalcino was presented in 1865. Actually, that date marks the birth of this wine that has conquered the world. From this moment on, the notoriety of Brunello di Montalcino has always been growing, up to the present day. In fact, now on the market, there are very precious bottles of this wonderful Bacchus nectar.

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Born from Biondi Santi dynasty, in the course of history there have been many names that have become protagonists of the success of Brunello di Montalcino; its production during the Eighties has been important, here wine assumed the DOCG denomination. Today, over 250 wineries produce Brunello di Montalcino for a production of over 6.5 million bottles a year, and Montalcino has become a universally recognized wine area.

The production area of Brunello di Montalcino is the same as the entire municipality (approximately 24,000 hectares), delimited by Ombrone, Asso and Orcia rivers. The geological characteristics of the territory affect the wines depending on their production area. For example, our Corte dei Venti Cellar is in an excellent area for viticulture, since the winds flowing here are a panacea for the vines and make the purely Mediterranean climate.

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Brunello di Montalcino is today an international common brand, which brings together many prestigious wineries. Actually, they trade this wine product among the most important of Made in Italy all over the world.

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