3 Mar

The Montalcino DOCG has been confirmed as our country’s greatest red wine with 4th place being awarded to Campogiovanni’s Brunello di Montalcino 2006, this wine is at the head of the Italian ‘team’ and it is also the most recurrent denomination among the 100 top wines with 4 different labels.

There is no stopping the ascent of Brunello 2006 in the Olympus of the best ever years. The 2006 Brunello of Campogiovanni reached the 4th place in the Top 100,  the world grading according to the prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator.

The estate  on the south-west slope of the Montalcino hill was purchased by Agricola San Felice during the early 80s. Currently it has 14 hectares of Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, the oldest of which was planted in the mid 60s. The estate counts on the expertise of enologist Leonardo Bellaccini.

The classification of the American wine magazine also awarded another 3 Brunellos: La Togata 2006 of Tenuta Carlina is 17th on the list, Brunello di Montalcino 2006 La Serena is 24th and Casanova di Neri’s Brunello Tenuta Nuova  2006 is in the 57th place.

On the list there are another 16 Italian labels apart from the  4 Brunello di Montalcino . «This recognition from overseas – says the President of the Consorzio Ezio Rivella – not only confirms the high level of the Montalcino producers, it is yet another proof that the 2006 vintage was one of the best ever for our wine.

The Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino was founded in 1967 after the recognition of the D.O.C., as a free association of producers with the intention of safeguarding a wine whose prestige was asserting itself more and more. It has during the years embodied an instrument of scrupulous and responsible self-discipline, bringing together old and new, small and large estates, in such a way that the wise consolidated customs became a common strategy for qualitative success. The Consorzio safeguards and promotes all four Montalcino denomination wines: Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Moscadello di Montalcino andSant’Antimo Doc; the remaining part is planted with Igt.

There are 250 producers (of which 200 are bottlers), all of whom are members of the Consorzio. In all there are 3500 hectares of vineyards in Montalcino divided as follows: 2100 hectares are planted with Brunello di Montalcino; 510 hectares are planted with Rosso di Montalcino; 50 hectares are planted with Moscadello di Montalcino; 600 hectares are planted with Sant’Antimo Doc; the remaining part is planted with Igt.

On average every year 6,500,000 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino are produced. 4,000,000 of Rosso di Montalcino, 80,000 of Moscadello di Montalcino and 500,000 of Sant’Antimo.

60% of the produce is exported and the total turnover in the wine sector of Montalcino is around 140 million euros.

Montalcino is located in the southern part of the Siena Province, in one of the more beautiful countryside landscape of the worl.

Since 1870, the word “Brunello” appears in the documents of the declaration of the grapes of the Council of Siena, to define a particular kind of wine of Montalcino.
Today, the Brunello always proposes its tastes so rich, so fine, so refined and unaltered to rispect and to preserve the own culture. This is possible with the watchful control of the Producer Association
( Consorzio of Brunello) and also to the Italian D.O.C.G. that define and guarantee all the process (from the production until the trading)
The name Brunello is now a symbol of Italian style, its’ ever presents in all the most famous table of all the world and obtaining big approvals in every situations, giving pleasure and charm.

If you wish to spend a holiday int this beautiful region, tasting the fantastic Brunello, you can rent one of the villas or apartments part of the Vacavilla selection. Farm houses, agriturismi, stone casali, cottages with pool, many of them are real luxury holiday accomodations.

Ask to the Vacavilla team for your self catering holiday homes in Tuscany.



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