Episode 2 of 6 - The miracle of Montalcino - Majestic Nature

The journey continues with the second weekend video episode discovering the 'Oasis of Montalcino'. What influences Brunello wine most? What role dose the Amiata mountain play?

Do the stunning woods encircling the Montalcino vineyards to the North, and the dormant Monte Amiato, so beloved by the Etruscans, have a leading role in the formation of today's Montalcino lands? How do the dry, arid lands and sea breezes wafting in from the nearby coast effect the grapes of Montalcino? Just how do we interpret this oasis' geographic characteristics in our glasses of Brunello wine?

All these questions, and I know just who can answer them for us.  Filippo Bartolotta, wine journalist is my go-to guy whenever I have questions about classic Tuscan wine regions.  With a knowledge going back years, and a passion going back decades, Filippo manages to extract the details and notes about specific Italian wine lands, much like a wine maker does with their grapes - drawing out the juicy stories and details of these intriguing lands.

Let's take a closer look at Filippo's thoughts and answers to my queries in the second episode of The Miracle of Montalcino.  With Filippo as our qualified wine guide, we're in for a good ride - all without leaving the comfort of our own homes.  Nowhere else, with the exception of your genuine, in-the-flesh visit, will you get a chance to learn so much from the real pros.  Be sure you share any questions that come up on our social media pages, and we'll be sure to get back to you with Filippo's feedback as soon as we can drag him away from the glorious Tuscan vineyards!  Can you blame him?!

And if you’re in the mood for even more learning about the Brunello di Montalcino wines, look no further than Filippo’s quick weekend wine tasting videos, focusing on Argiano, and Pacenti.  Pick up some new wine ideas for tasting today!

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