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Brunello

The red variety comes from Italy, It was built in the 1870s by the owner of the winery Clemente Santi at his winery Il Greppo (today Biondi-Santi ) in Montalcino in the Tuscany created. This selected from this year special vines with particularly compact grapes of the variety Sangiovese, This special clone was previously assigned on the basis of early 20th century analyzes of a group "Sangiovese Grosso" and mentioned under this name for the first time in 1842 documentary. The long-held view of a better quality, but today no longer considered correct, because DNA standard it does not differ at all. Actually, Brunello is just one of the countless ones Synonyms,

The vine is cultivated today mainly in the area of ​​the city of Montalcino in the Tuscan province of Siena. The small, thick-skinned and brownish-colored berries yield a very expressive, strong and long-lived red wine. In the following decades, the selection and propagation of the Brunello vine was perfected on the estate. The grandson of Clemente Santi named Ferruccio Biondi-Santi produced in 1888 from it for the first time a wine called "Brunello". This was, so to speak, the birth of the famous DOCG wine Brunello di Montalcino, The variety is also in DOC wine Rosso di Montalcino used.

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