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DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region of Tuscany. The zone encompasses the slopes around the picturesque hilltop town of Montalcino, 40 kilometres south of Siena in the province of the same name. Other DOC areas in Montalcino are Moscadello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Sant'Antimo. Brunello di Montalcino is made from 100 per cent pure Brunello, a clone of the Sangiovese variety that was selected in the 1870s on the Biondi-Santi family's Il Greppo vineyard. A wine from this clone was first produced by Clemente Santi in 1865 under the name "Vino Rosso Scelto". Ferruccio Biondi-Santi - the grandson of the "inventor" - continued the selection and planted a large part of his vineyards with it.

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