Brunello vote not held “in secret,” results expected shortly

According to Italian wine blogger and winemaker at Il Poggione, Alessandro Bindocci, today’s Brunello producers association vote was not held “in secret” and the results of the vote are currently being tallied (as of 9:00 p.m. Italian time). Results are expected shortly. The body met today to vote on whether or not appellation regulations should be changed to allow for the blending of grapes other than Sangiovese (currently, by law, Brunello di Montalcino must be produced using 100% Sangiovese grapes).

According to Bindocci, during today’s meeting, some of the largest Brunello producers expressed their position that appellation regulations should not be changed. “These included,” writes Bindocci, “Biondi Santi, Il Poggione, Col d’Orcia, Frescobaldi, Banfi, and Antinori.” In his post, Bindocci and father Fabrizio Bindocci call this a “very good sign.”


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