Why not begin in Montalcino? Home to one of the most famous and certainly most collected Sangiovese-based wines: Brunello di Montalcino.
This is a town built on wine, with both Brunello and the more affordable Rossos. It’s a sleepy little town for most of the year, but is very well equipped with all the trappings of a tourist area, from fine restaurants and bars to lovely hotels.
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