Situated just below the area of Chianti lies the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Region. Based on the Brunello clone of Sangiovese, some of the most collectible and popular wines in all of Italy are produced in Montalcino, according to our Brunello di Montalcino Wine Guide. With one of the warmest and driest climates in Tuscany, grapes from Montalcino yield wines of intense color and body, with bright acidity and strong, ageworthy tannins. Our Brunello di Montalcino Wine Reviews illustrate how most of the wines from the region offer black fruit and cocoa flavors as well as violet and leather nuances. In 1980, Brunello di Montalcino was awarded the highly-esteemed DOCG designation and is now home to over 200 different producers. To learn more about this region and its prestigious wines check out our Brunello di Montalcino Wine Ratings.