Brunello is believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino which was locally called ‘Bruno’ referring it to a male name which means ‘Brown’. After a series of controlled experiments in 1879 the Province of Siena’s Amphelographic Commission determined that Sangiovese and Brunello were the same grape variety, and that the former should be its designated name.
Wine produced with 100% Sangiovese got the designation Brunello in Montalcino.
Brunellodi Montalcino is the wine produced in Montalcino which is one of Italy’s best-known and most expensive wines.
Brunello also exhibits characteristics of Blackberry, Cherry, Leather, Raspberry and Violet.
Currently Brunello plantations yield 7000 kg of grapes per hectare.