Learn About Il Marroneto
Il Marroneto remains the smallest producer of Brunello di Montalcino. When production began in 1980, only 2,000 bottles were produced. Today that number has more than doubled. What this boutique winery lacks in quantity, however, they more than make up for in quality. Housed in a 13th century tower, this winery stands guard over Montalcino. The vineyards circumvent the medieval tower at 1,500 feet above sea level. This is where the wonderful, intensely rich and thick-skinned fruit of is produced for the wines of Il Marroneto.
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One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...
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