Montalcino is located in the Tuscany region of central Italy. The Brunello di Montalcino
production area surrounds the village of Montalcino, about 40 kilometres from the sea and a hundred kilometres from the Apennines.
The Brunello di Montalcino climate is Mediterranean, mild and sunny. The Amiata Mountain to the south protects the vineyards from any extreme weather conditions.
The connection between the Brunello varietal and Montalcino terroir was established in the 19th century, when Clemente Santi chose this variety for his wine which was recognised and recompensed in an Italian farming contest before going on to pick up medals at international competitions. The use of the Brunello grape variety then gradually spread, yet still remained the closely guarded secret of only a few wine connoisseurs. It only became the emblem of the region during the second half of the 20th century. The Brunello di Montalcino was recognised as a DOC in 1966 and a DOCG in 1980. Today, this appellation is acknowledged as being the most prestigious in Italy. Lovers of red wine will understand why it deserves its reputation when they sip the wines produced by Lisini or Solaria.
More informations on the website of the wines of Brunello di Montalcino