The enchanting hills overlooking Mount Amiata, the history of one of the most beautiful villages of Tuscany and the extraordinary Brunello, the excellence of Italian wines.

 
SEARCH IN AN AREA

Montalcino: the hills of the Brunello wine

Montalcino: the hills of the Brunello wine

The enchanting hills overlooking Mount Amiata, the history of one of the most beautiful villages of Tuscany and the extraordinary Brunello, the excellence of Italian wines.

The hilly area that hosts the village of Montalcino is considered one of the most extraordinary ones in the world. From its 600 m of height, it dominates the Ombrone and Asso valleys and it is one of the most interesting Tuscan centres where in medieval times there was a great number of factories for the manufacturing of leather.

Land of olive trees and vineyards, Montalcino is famous all around the world for its wines and most of all for the extraordinary Brunello di Montalcino, a DOCG (controlled and guaranteed designation of origin) red wine together with the Piedmontese Barolo, the most prestigious Italian red wine. The Sangiovese grapes, situated on the hills of the area at a maximum of 600 m of height, then become Brunello.

After undergoing a period of at least two years of ageing in durmast containers and after at least another four months in the bottle, this wine cannot be consumed before January 1 of the year following the five years after the grape harvest. In the version “Riserva” of the wine, January 1 is at the end of the six years after the grape harvest, always after ageing two years in durmast containers and six more months in the bottle. With a ruby red colour that tends to garnet red, with an intense smell and with a dry, tannic and full-bodied flavour, the Brunello is a must have on the tables of this corner of Tuscany. It is great if combined with particularly strong dishes like red meat, game and even better if accompanied with truffles and mushrooms. It is also great with aged toma cheese and local pecorino but it is also a meditation wine, to be served at a temperature not exceeding the 20 degrees.

Montalcino is represented by its great wine, its gastronomy but also by its enchanting landscapes, pure poetry views and a lot of history. You cannot leave without having visited the fortress, the Duomo dedicated to San Salvatore, having strolled in Piazza del Popolo with its Palazzo dei Priori, visited the thirteenth-century walls and without having bought, of course, a bottle of Brunello.

By Luca Sartori

Events

  • Maria Santissima del Soccorso
    08-05-2019 | Montalcino (SI)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-05-08 2019-05-08 Europe/Rome Maria Santissima del Soccorso Montalcino

    Village of Montalcino


Related News

Recipe: La Michetta of the village of Dolceacqua, between love and legend
The Michetta di Dolceacqua is typical of the Ligurian village and, compared to the homonymous type of bread, seems to be linked to a love story. A simple and tasty delicacy, to go back in time and taste the present
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Recipe: the Befana, the traditional Epiphany biscuit from the village of Barga
Prepared according to an ancient recipe, Befana is the traditional biscuit from the village of Barga to celebrate the epiphany with family or friends
By Redazione
Recipe: The Donut from the village of Veroli. New Year all to taste
Renowned throughout the Ciociaria, the donut of Veroli has an unmistakable aniseed aroma and its shape is reminiscent of a crown. To celebrate the beginning of the new year of serenity and prosperity
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Recipe: Pastorelle from the village of Cuccaro Vetere, the taste of Christmas in the Cilento
Fagottini sweet and stuffed, typical of the Christmas tradition of Cilento, precisely of the village of Cuccaro Vetere. The triumph of chestnuts and local confectionery skills, handed down over time for the most important family holiday
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Recipe: the Susumelli, the Christmas biscuits of the village Sant’Agata di Puglia
These are the Christmas delicacies of the village of Sant’Agata di Puglia, in the province of Foggia, when Advent is born and Christmas is awaited with trepidation. Biscuits with ancient flavors, Susumelli bring to the table all the emotion of the present
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Recipe: The Christmas legend of the mostaccioli in the villages of Molise
In the shape of a diamond, covered with chocolate icing and with a tender heart of quince. They are the mostaccioli, who cheer up the villages of the region on Christmas holidays with the curious legend that hovers around their name
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato