Rosso di Montalcino
Rosso di Montalcino is the baby brother to Brunello di Montalcino. It is generally the product of younger vines or wines that do not make the cut for an individual producer's Brunello. The wines are aged for a minimum of one year, with six months of that in oak, as opposed to the much lengthier aging regime of Brunello.

Rosso di Montalcino is much more drinkable in youth and can be a charming wine in its own right. It often provides outstanding value for money vis-a-vis the increasingly pricey Brunellos. An average of 360,000 cases of Rosso are bottled per year, with that number varying widely based on the quality of the vintage and the subsequent need (or lack thereof) to declassify wines. For a more in depth analysis of the appellation consult "Brunello di Montalcino." (Wine/Appellations)