The Montalcino region has faced some problems in the past, but these days local winemakers can accentuate the positive.
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Will Lyons picks “an interesting example of the food friendly wine made in Uruguay right now” and Jessica Yadegaran recommends “a truly yummy Pinot Noir”.
With summer on the horizon Olly Smith recommends a red with a “wondrous lift of freshness” while Hamish Anderson picks out a wine “made for sipping outside on a hot day”.
Dave McIntyre recommends “an excellent rosé for summer” while Eric Asimov sticks to the current season as he picks his favourite wines for spring.
The Consorzio of Brunello di Montalcino is to take legal action against producer Ginafranco Soldera over comments he made about the group to an Italian newspaper.
The vandal who destroyed six vintages of Case Basse Brunello di Montalcino from his former employer has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Police are close to an arrest over the attack on leading Brunello estate Case Basse on 2 December in which 62,600 litres of six vintages of Brunello were lost.
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