Brunello di Montalcino production regulations

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA (DOCG, July
1, 1980)

Production zone: Township of Montalcino

Grape variety: Sangiovese (designated "Brunello"
in Montalcino)

Maximum yield: 80 quintals per hectare

Yield of grapes into wine: 68%

Required wood aging: 2 years in oak

Required bottle aging: 4 months (6 months for
"riserva")

Color: intense ruby red, tending toward garnet with aging

Aroma: characteristic fragrance and intesnse

Flavor: dry, warm, a little tannic, robust, and harmonious

Minimum alcohol content: 12.5%

Minimum total acidity: 5 grams per liter

Minimum net dry extract: 24 grams per liter

Bottling: can only be performed in the production zone

Market release: 5 years after the year of harvest (6 years
for the reserve)

Packaging: Brunello di Montalcino can only be sold if
packaged in Bordolaise-shaped bottles.

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