Famous for its bold, layered and long-lived red, Brunello di Montalcino, the town of Montalcino is about seventy miles south of Florence, and has a warmer and drier climate than that of its neighbor, Chianti. The Sangiovese grape is king here, as it is in Chianti, but Montalcino has its own clone called Brunello. The Brunello vineyards of Montalcino blanket the rolling hills surrounding the village and fan out at various elevations, creating the potential for Brunello wines expressing different styles. From the valleys, where deeper deposits of clay are found, come wines typically bolder, more concentrated and rich in opulent black fruit. The hillside vineyards produce wines more concentrated in red fruits and floral aromas; these sites reach up to over sixteen hundred feet and have shallow soils of rocks and shale. This Rosso di Montalcino is ready to go! Packed with fresh red fruit and green herbs. Match with dried salami and Parmesan cheese , white bean salad with conch, or simply some burgers on the grill.