Two of Tuscany’s D.O.C.G. wines - Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano - are separated by a strip of land where the River Orcia flows.
Crushed by the fame of the noble wines produced in neighboring areas, the vintners here decided to improve their methods of cultivation and vinification in order to assert the qualities of their wines.
Their efforts have finally been crowned with a brand new appellation, Orcia D.O.C., established in March 2000. It includes a white made with Trebbiano grapes; a red made with Sangiovese, and a traditional Vin Santo, aged in small barrels for three years.