Montalcino, forty kilometers south of the city of Siena, is a stunning hilltop town in the heart of Tuscany. With rolling hills and farmland of rare beauty, it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2004.
Montalcino’s distinctive mount is mostly surrounded by forest.
Vineyards and olive groves fill the countryside, and many historical stone buildings are witness to centuries of cultivation in this area.
The exceptional quality of Brunello di Montalcino starts in the vineyard – with meticulous manual labor, dry pruning, and the selection of the best shoots, and from canopy management to elimination of bunches – all the processes share the goal of producing and harvesting the best fruit. Some winemakers perform another selection at harvest, so that only the most perfect grapes are brought to the wine cellar.