Some of the most precious wines produced in the territory of Montalcino are Brunello and Sangiovese vines. Moreover, Brunello of Montalcino has become one of the most sought-after wine by wine collectors.
Brunello di Montalcino was created by a particular version of Sangiovese, which here is obtained with the smaller fruits and takes the name of Sangiovese Grosso (particularly resistant to phylloxera) and precisely known as Brunello.
Around the village of Montalcino, with its climate and its soil, this variety gives excellent results, producing characteristic that has made unique over time, thanks to the work of St. Clement, who held at The Greppo He extracted the "recipe" for this wine, which is to collect the late ripening grape plants from old (and hence low yield) and leave to ferment for a long time together with the skins, then it is aged for four years in cask in order to obtain a wine unique structure, tannins, perfumes and longevity.
Brunello owes its fame to the fact that in 70 years were found, some bottles of Brunello Biondi-Santi much older but still in perfect condition. Since then the reputation of Brunello has soared today, bringing it to be known worldwide as the finest Italian wine.
The wine is also produced in confidence. The area also produced the DOC Rosso di Montalcino (Brunello grapes) Moscadello (predominantly Moscato Bianco, and Late Harvest Sparkling versions), Colli Etruria Centrale (The white, also Vin Santo versions Amabile, Reserve, Eye of Partridge and dry, rosé and red), Vin Santo del Chianti and Sant'Antimo (The white, also Vin Santo, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, including Reserve, Red, Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot and Pinot Noir).