Built on a ridge of more than 500 meters, Montalcino dominates the valleys of the Orcia, Arbia and Ombrone. Already appreciated in past centuries, Rosso di Montalcino's enological production remains faithful to the canons of Tuscan tradition. Yet it was only toward the end of the last century that the first experiments were undertaken to improve and develop the characteristics of a raw material and an environment that are quite special. That effort led to the creation of Brunello.
Brunello is not Montalcino’s sole entry in the field of premium wines. Previously appreciated and widely known under various denominations, the Rosso di Montalcino acquired a precise identity and official recognition with the issuance of the Denominazione di Origine Controllata in 1983. The community can now boast of having three denominations of origin: Brunello, which requires extended aging; Rosso di Montalcino, a younger wine that combines a special vivacity and freshness with a superb structure, and the Moscadello di Montalcino, which is sweetish and fizzy.