The Denomination of Controlled Origin Sant’Antimo enables the producers to situate the wines that are neither Brunello, Rosso nor Moscadello di Montalcino.
Sant’Antimo is an extremely ample denomination that covers many wines both red and white. Take for instance Sant’Antimo Rosso that can also have the variety indication of Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot Nero, or Sant’Antimo Bianco that can avail itself of the varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio.
The red type can also be produced as Novello. One can even produce Sant’Antimo Vin Santo with white grapes and Sant’Antimo Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice with red grapes, each of which can also be made as Riserva.
The importance of Sant’Antimo is noteworthy since it fits in perfectly in the productive pyramid of Montalcino. Indeed Sant’Antimo Rosso can be produced as a passage from Brunello or from Rosso di Montalcino allowing producers the
freedom to make qualitative choices at harvest time or in the winery.