Brunello di Montalcino

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Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine. It is made in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Brunello, roughly translated as "nice dark one" in the local dialect,[1] is the unofficial name of the clone of Sangiovese (also known as Sangiovese Grosso[2]) grown in the Montalcino region. In 1980, the Brunello di Montalcino was awarded the first Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) designation and today is one of the Italy's best-known and most expensive wines.[3]

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  1. K. MacNeil The Wine Bible pg 382-384 Workman Publishing 2001 ISBN 1-56305-434-5
  2. J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 106-107 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0-19-860990-6
  3. M. Ewing-Mulligan & E. McCarthy Italian Wines for Dummies pg 159-161 Hungry Minds 2001 ISBN 0-7645-5355-0

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