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Wine barrel race

“Bravio delle Botti di Montepulciano” competition held annually in August in the city of Montepulciano (Tuscany); see below Vino Nobile di Montepulciano,

DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region Tuscany, The zone with 1,200 hectares of vineyards in the city of Montepulciano (Province of Siena) covers the slopes from 250 to 600 meters above sea level. The city is located 120 kilometers southeast of Florence in the upper Chiana valley, is one of the most beautiful in Tuscany and is known as the "pearl of the Renaissance". Once a year in August, the “Bravio delle Botti” wine barrel race takes place here, in which representatives of the eight “hostile” districts roll five quintals of heavy wine barrels through the steep, narrow streets. Montepulciano was home to two popes and Paul III. (1468-1549) preferred the wine of his hometown to everyone else. His cellar master praised him in 1549 as "perfect wine".

The origin of the wine goes back to the year 1300, it was...

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