The Magic of Brunello is a new JamesSuckling.com production filmed by James Orr which is about the history of one of Italy’s best and most expensive wines, and the region it comes from. The town of Montalcino is a small medieval village located in the province of Siena. The wine district has one of the warmest and driest climates in Tuscany with the grapes in the area ripening up to a week earlier than in nearby Montepulciano. Brunello is a red wine that was first made in the Montalcino area in the early 14th century. The name Brunello evolved into the designation of the wine produced with 100 percent Sangiovese.
The documentary features interviews from six leading winemakers who are dedicated to making Brunello di Montalcino one of the great red wines of the world. These include Tancredi Biondi Santi from Biondi Santi, Giacomo Neri from Casanova di Neri, Lamberto Frescobaldi from CastelGiocondo, Daniel Fabbro from San Polino, Vincenzo Abbruzzese from Valdicava and Enrico Viglierchio from Castello Banfi.