It’s time to say hello to 2011: Welcome Brunello!

The wine experts and fans’ yearly meeting is back!

Montalcino invites everyone, especially professionals in wine and food sectors, in Siena’s lands to celebrate the marketing of the new, world-famous red wine, the Brunello of Montalcino.

Become famous only in 50′s, this wine is extracted by vineyards of a particular kind of Sangiovese, the Sangiovese Grosso, different from the others for its darker grapes. Such a feature, together with an accurate winemaking, conservation and aging operations, contribute in creating a very dark wine (between ruby and garnet red) and for a very intense smell and taste.

Since 1980, the Brunello gained the CGDO: the whole production process, from the cultivation of grapes to bottling into specific kind of bottles (bordolese type), is regulated by meticulous controls.

The event will last four days, from February 18th to 21st, organized by Consorzio del Vino Brunello of Montalcino.

Within this town walls in Siena district, laid on the top of a hill maybe already populated during Etrurian age, thousands of visitors rush for this by now world-reaching event.

During the days dedicated to Brunello, the commemorative tile ordered to great personages in cultural, art and fashion fields is posed for the new wine year at Consorzio Palace, and Leccio d’Oro international prizes are assigned to the wine shop, the restaurant and the tavern that best present, know and serve the wine of Montalcino, related to the area they belong to.

In addition, it’s valued the previous grape harvest with an estimation about the future Brunello with a graduation of one to three stars.

This year, even Napolitano, the President of the Italian Republic, has been invited during the presentation of De Sica prizes in Quirinale.

A wonderful occasion to visit this small Tuscan corner able to produce a wine requested all over the world.

And maybe you could even decide to enjoy a special tour following the Strada del Vino (Wine Road) going through the production sites of the most important red and white wines of the area.

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