History and goals of the Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino
The Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino was founded in 1967 with the goal of protecting and promoting the Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most famous and appreciated wines in Italy and around the world.
The history of the Consortium is closely linked to the history of Brunello, which has ancient roots dating back to at least the 14th century.
However, official recognition of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation dates back to 1966, when the wine obtained DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status, followed later in 1980 by DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) status.
The Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino has carried out a Fundamental role in building the success of Brunello, working to preserve the wine's distinctive characteristics, promote it nationally and internationally, and ensure its quality.
Today the consortium has about 200 members, including producers and bottlers, representing most of the wineries in the area.
The Consortium is committed to To protect the territory of Montalcino and to support environmental sustainability, promoting environmentally sustainable farming practices and careful management of natural resources.
The main objective of the Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino is to promote and Enhance the value of Brunello di Montalcino on a national and international level, ensuring the quality of the wine and promoting its history, culture and territory of origin.
Thanks to his constant efforts, Brunello di Montalcino has become a symbol of Italian wine-making excellence in the world.
Protection and promotion of Brunello di Montalcino
The Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino plays a key role in the protection and promotion of Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy's most famous and prized wines.
The Consortium is committed to Ensure the quality of the wine and to preserve its distinctive characteristics, working closely with producers and other industry players.
The protection of Brunello di Montalcino starts right from the vineyard, with the definition of Precise rules for the cultivation and winemaking of wine.
The Consortium is responsible for overseeing the implementation of these rules, which range from the choice of grape varieties (exclusively Sangiovese) to wine storage, via winemaking and aging techniques.
The Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino is also responsible for. Promote Brunello di Montalcino nationally and internationally. The goal is to introduce the wine to the widest possible public, to enhance its history and culture, and to make people appreciate the beauty of the area of origin.
To this end, the Consortium organizes numerous promotional activities, such as tastings, food and wine events, wine presentations abroad, and more.
In addition, the Consortium is committed to enforcing the legal regulations on the Brunello di Montalcino appellation and combating the misuse of the wine's name and the appellation of controlled and guaranteed origin.
How to become a member of the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino
Becoming a member of the Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino is possible for producers and bottlers who meet certain requirements.
To become a member of the Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino, you must be a producer or bottler of Brunello di Montalcino and meet the following requirements:
- Be in possession of a farm registered with the Chamber of Commerce;
- Cultivate at least one hectare of vineyard intended for the production of Brunello di Montalcino;
- Have a minimum production of 10,000 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino;
- Possess a winery with equipment suitable for the production and aging of Brunello di Montalcino;
- Comply with the legal regulations on the Brunello di Montalcino appellation.
Once the above requirements have been met, it is possible to apply for admission to the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium by submitting a membership application.
Admission to the Consortium is decided by the Board of Directors after evaluation of the membership application and requirements.
Being a member of the Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino offers many benefits, including:
- The opportunity to participate in Brunello promotion activities;
- The access to specialized services and advice;
- being supported in protecting the designation of origin and the rights of producers.
In addition, members of the Consortium May attend membership meetings, elect the Board of Directors, and actively contribute to the management of the Consortium.