The first bottle of Brunello

Reader Bruno wrote to me asking "What was then the first brunello year produced at Il Poggione?"

The first wine labeled as "Brunello di Montalcino" at Il Poggione is from the 1965 vintage. That was the year the appellation and the DOC was officially created.

But we also still have bottles going back to the 1930s that say ""Vino Rosso dai Vigneti di Brunello" or "Red Wine from Brunello Vineyards" on the label.

Sangiovese has been grown at Il Poggione since the late 19th century and probably before that as well.

Thanks for your question Bruno!

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