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Obtained from a meticulous selection of Sangiovese grapes from the best company vineyards, Brunello di Montalcino is the result of painstaking campaign work and targeted interventions in the cellar which, in respect and in the worship of an ancient tradition, preserve the integrity of the fruit and enhance the quality of a wine that in history and time of renewal in each bottle.
Tuscany along with Piedmont are the two leading wine regions of Italy. The grape synonymous with the region is Sangiovese that makes the base for of the regions wines. Most important appellations are Brunello, Chianti and Vino Nobile. All three make world class red wine with Sangiovese being the start. Recently the coastal part of Tuscany has become more important. The area is known as the Maremma and is home to the great Super Tuscans that have become some of the worlds iconic reds. The most Appellation in the Maremma is Bolgheri, home to wines like Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Super Tuscans are wines that combine traditional Italian grape varietals and French varietals. These wines do not fit the criteria designates of Italian and over time were called the Super Tuscans that make up some of the worlds finest full bodied reds
Sangiovese is one of the noble grapes of Italy made famous from wine that spread across the world from the Chianti region to is place today making some of the worlds finest as well as some of the worlds great red wine values. Sangiovese is the main Grape of Tuscany and the backbone of Tuscan red wine, weather it’s from Chianti, Brunello or Vino Nobile. It is important to note that Sangiovese is grown all over Italy. The most important aspect of the grape is its drinkability. It can make a great simple red that’s packed with delicious berry fruit or it make a wine that can age with the best of them and rival the finest. Sangiovese makes wine that matches incredibly well with food. Its higher level of acidity really brings out food flavors and adds to the meal.