The main reason to write this post is just because l am searching, learning and writing. l believe this is the most efficient way to study wine and keep in mind all this comprehensive topic. So, Let me write what l have learned about this striking region of Tuscany...
Tuscany is one of the famous, rich history and outstanding wine regions in Italy. Situated in central region in the country. Thin-skinned Sangiovese is the main grape variety, followed by other grapes are; Colorino ( Red), Canaiolo ( Red), Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Trebbiano( White), Vernaccia.
The Tuscany is the first DOC and DOCG zones to were authorized in Italy. There are officially eleven DOCG and this post slightly will focus Brunello di Montalcino which is one of the including DOCG.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Montalcino is the small sub-region in Tuscany, only permitted grape varietal is Sangiovese Grosso (locally knowns as Brunello ). Brunello is powerful, with more alcohol, exract and tannin than Chianti.
There are also some aging requirements by law that every producer should follow this regulations. lf bottle labelled only Brunello; should be Minumum 2 years in wood plus 4 month in the bottle, may not be sold before January 1 of the 5th year following the harvest. If bottle labelled Brunello Riserva; minumum two years in wood plus 6 month in the bottle, may not be sold before January 1 of the 6th year following the harvest. Minumum alcohol level should be 12.5 %. DOCG established year; 1980. Principal soils are clay and galestro
Biondi- Santi most well-known producer in the region and they are also proud of the invention of Brunello style. First isolate the Brunello clone and bottle it in 1865. l highly recommend to go visit their officially web-site for more information viticulture, vinification, history all about producer. Here is the website; www.biondisanti.it