Wines: Brunello di Montalcino Poggiotondo

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Brunello di Montalcino Poggiotondo

Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 120 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, a diminutive of Bruno, a male given name which means brown, is the name that was given locally to what was believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino.

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Wines: Brunello di Montalcino Il Patrizio

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Brunello di Montalcino Il Patrizio

Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 120 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, a diminutive of Bruno, a male given name which means brown, is the name that was given locally to what was believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino.

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Wines: Brunello di Montalcino Il Grappolo

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Brunello di Montalcino Il Grappolo

Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 120 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, a diminutive of Bruno, a male given name which means brown, is the name that was given locally to what was believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino.

Brunello Di Montalcino il grappolo

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Wines: Brunello di Montalcino

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Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 120 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, a diminutive of Bruno, a male given name which means brown, is the name that was given locally to what was believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino.

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Cantuccini con vin santo

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Also known as Biscotti di Prato (Prato biscuits), Cantuccini con vin santo is a traditional Tuscan dessert. “Vin santo” literally means “holy wine” and this is why we always serve these almond biscuits with a glass of white wine.

Biscotti di Prato are named after the city of Prato (near Florence) because the oldest records of cantuccini are kept there, and a pastry baker of Prato won prizes with them in the 19th century. The word “cantuccini” refers to the shape of the biscotti and means “little angles”.

These delicious cantuccini are made with flour, almonds, sugar, butter and eggs.

Vin Santo or Vino Santo (holy wine) is a style of Italian dessert wine. Traditional in Tuscany, these wines are often made from white grape varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia.

Since the biscuits are hard, before eating them you have to dip them in the sweet dessert wine. Needless to say, they, too, are delicious!

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