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Brunello

The red grape variety comes from Italy, It was founded in the 1870s by the winery owner Clemente Santi on his winery Il Greppo (today Biondi-Santi ) in Montalcino in the Tuscany created. From this year, he selected special vines with particularly compact grapes of the variety Sangiovese, That special one clone was previously assigned to a group "Sangiovese Grosso" based on analyzes carried out at the beginning of the 20th century and was mentioned for the first time in 1842 under this name as a document. The long held view of better quality is no longer considered correct today, because DNA standard it doesn't differ at all. In fact, Brunello is just one of the many Synonyms,

Today the vine is cultivated mainly in the area of the city of Montalcino in the Tuscan province of Siena. The small, thick-skinned and brownish-colored berries produce a very expressive, strong and long-lasting red wine. In the following decades, the selection and propagation of the Brunello vine was perfected at the winery. Clemente Santi's grandson, Ferruccio Biondi-Santi, first produced a wine called “Brunello” in 1888. This was the birth of the famous DOCG wine, so to speak Brunello di Montalcino, The variety is also used in DOC wine Rosso di Montalcino used.

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