VinoWire editor Franco Ziliani has obtained documentation of proposed modifications of the Rosso di Montalcino appellation (see below). The “hypothesis for three typologies [categories] of Rosso di Montalcino” will be discussed in an assembly to be held September 7. The categories are as follows:
1) Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese Superiore: 100% Sangiovese (with a 1% “tolerance” of other grape varieties).
2) Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese: 100% Sangiovese (1% tolerance).
3) Rosso di Montalcino: minimum 85% and up to 100% Sangiovese, “authorized” red grape varieties up to 15% (1% tolerance).
Although it appears unlikely that the 15-member technical advisory committee of the Brunello producers association will call for a vote on September 7, the proposed changes will be discussed in an “ordinary assembly” of the producer members.