Every year the Consorzio del vino Brunello di Montalcino classifies the new wine production. The evaluation takes place in January. The wine rating is expressed in stars corresponding to the following classifications:

  • One star- insufficient vintage
  • Two stars- fair vintage
  • Three stars- good vintage
  • Four stars- excellent vintage
  • Five stars- outstanding vintage
    The declaration of the stars assigned to the latest vintage is announced each February.


Hand painted tile on wall in Montalcino.   #instatuscany #winetour #Brunello

Starting in 1992 the Consorzio has commissioned a commemorative tile to place on the wall of the town hall in Montalcino.
The tiles are created by people from all backgrounds and all parts of the world.
The tiles are hung in February during the ‘Benvenuto Brunello’ event.

Brunello tile Montalcino Italy


Some of the tiles are shown here with Venus my Chihuahua!

Montalcino Consorzio del Vino Brunello tiles with my Chihuahua Venus

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what Italy is like without all the “tourists.” See pics of our adventures.

This is a perfect time of year to visit.

Montalcino street in early March without tourists. Come see Tuscany in the off season!

This photo was taken in Montalcino in early March.

Just another reason to visit Italy in the off season with ‪#‎italyunfiltered‬