Montalcino Wine Trail
The production area coincides with the communal territory of Montalcino.
over that territory, according to the best viticultural tradition
of the environment and marvellously inserted into the landscape,
the Brunello estates offer numerous opportunities to visitors interested
in wine as well as natural beauty.
The climate is typically Mediterranean with precipitation concentrated in the months of May, October and November (700 millimeters annually on the average). In winter, snow is not rare above an altitude of 400 meters.
The strip of the hill of moderate altitude, where the greater part of the winemaking estates are situated, is not affected by fog, ice or late frost as are the surrounding valleys, while the normal, persistent winds ensure the best conditions for the health of the plants. The fundamentally mild climate and the large number of days of serene weather during the entire vegetative cycle assure the gradual and complete ripening of the grape clusters.
The main variety used is San Giovese Grosso, a clonal section of Sangiovese , a grape used in all red Tuscan wines.
Vittorio Del Bono Venezze
ITALY AND WINE founder
Choose among the following wine tours to taste some of the best Brunello:
Italy and Wine
This tour is an affordable way to taste some great Brunello wine.
Tuscan Wine Tour
This is a small group tour up to 8 attedances
Fanti Tenuta San Filippo (Montalcino)The winery has been developed in thearea of the south facing hills of Castelnuovo dell'Abate near the wonderful Roman Basilica of Sant'Antimo
Fattoria dei Barbi (Loc. Podernovi Montalcino)It is directly managed by francesca Colombini Cinelli and her son, Stefano: a combination of tradition with the innovative and dynamic style of medern vine growing and wine producing.
San Polino (Montalcino)This small farm in Montalcino produces a certified organic Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino and extra-virgin olive oil.
Tenuta Le Potazzine (Montalcino)The wine cellar is located close to the historic centre, and houses oak casks of a small capacity.
Podere Il Cocco (Montalcino)The winery is on the top of the highest hill of Montalcino and covers about 10 hectares, 3 of which specializesin the production of Brunello wine and 3 in olive groves.
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