Montalcino producers expected to approve change to Rosso regulations

Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino producers are expected to approve proposed changes to the Rosso di Montalcino DOC, allowing for the use of up to 15% of red grape varieties other than Sangiovese.

If the new verbiage is approved, producers will be able to produce Rosso di Montalcino using a “minimum of 85% and up to 100% Sangiovese grapes. In the production of the above-mentioned wine, red grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the Region of Tuscany can play a role up to a maximum of 15%.”

6 thoughts on “Montalcino producers expected to approve change to Rosso regulations

  1. Pingback: Merlot di Montalcino is almost here! Hurray! Not! « Do Bianchi

  2. …they are trading their identity for profit. what if beaujolais producers started a movement to blend syrah into some of their appellations? through viticulture, terroir, winemaking and gamay they express beaujolais not neighboring côte rotie. (lapierre morgon is a world-class example of this)

    at a minimum producers should be allowed some official designation on the front label to indicate a particular rosso is 100% sangiovese if that is the case, although i’m sure the syrahists would oppose such an option.

    please do publish the names of producers and how they voted regarding this change.

  3. A sad day if they pass this. This will be another true Italian wine that has lost its soul to the “international varieties”.

    Gregory Graziano
    Mendocino

  4. This is such a bad idea. If anything the trends are towards
    preserving regional distinction style and character. This would been more timely 15 years ago, now, it’s good it didn’t happen then. The reasons for doing this aren’t good ones. I will not be buying much rosso if this happens.

  5. assassini di terroir

    That’s the end of me buying Rosso di Monalcino from the 2010/11 vintage.

    I’ hope there will be some oenologists out there that will not sell teir soul to these change.

  6. assassini di terroir
    Thats the end of buying Rosso di Montalcino as of 2010 vintage.
    I hope that it will be at least some oenologists out there that will not folow…….

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