Under the Tuscan Bell Tower from Eating Across Italy

Eating Across Italy

Roger Morris

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Under the Tuscan Bell Tower

A half-century ago, Montalcino was a town with a past — founded in the 13th Century — but not much of a future. Then in 1967, a small group of winemakers, including Silvio Nardi, founded the Brunello di Montalcino consortium. Today, it’s famous for its hearty, long-lived red wines, and wine pilgrims from around the world come to Montalcino to drink and pay homage.