4 thoughts on “Merlot di Montalcino: Italian Grape Name and Appellation Pronunciation Project

  1. On Decanter.com Franco Biondi Santi, Montalcino’s eminence and flag, has declared that not changed his position since he said nearly three years ago that blended Rosso di Montalcino could work.
    In http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/529230/outrage-as-montalcino-proposes-blended-rosso: “In some areas the vine excels, in others it simply does not”, he said. “Rather than change Brunello, we should think about allowing other red grapes, grown within the denomination, to Rosso di Montalcino”.
    And in http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/529244/biondi-santi-nardi-hint-at-yes-vote-in-montalcino: “Since I know the land of Montalcino very well,” he emailed Decanter.com yesterday (1 september), “I can confirm that small additions of other vines (Merlot, etc…) could balance the wine in small percentages”.

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