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The Story Behind the Vine: Brunello di Montalcino Wine

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Atop a sharply rising hill in Tuscany, about 30 miles south of the city of Siena, Italy, grows the Sangiovese grapes cultivated by residents of the sleepy town of Montalcino. These famous grapes are used in the making of one of Italy’s most renowned gourmet wines, Brunello di Montalcino, whose appeal compares favorably with such masterpieces as Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Continue reading